Young Bravehearts blooded in Motherwell

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Whithorn Braveheart boxers travelled to Motherwell last Saturday with a team of young up and coming boxers, who were competing in a friendly tournament against boxers from Clelland ABC in Glasgow.

Coach Wullie Martin said: “The five boxers all performed brilliantly. They showed great boxing skills, using various combinations and good defensive skills which impressed the local crowd who were all standing and cheering, showing their support for the young boxers as this was their first outing.

“All the youngsters were bursting with pride at pulling on the Bravehearts vest.”

Nine-year-old Braveheart Gavin Martin admitted: “I couldn’t wait to get into the boxing ring. It was a fantastic night.”

Senior boxer Graeme “The Ghost” Service also fought on the Motherwell show, against a local lad from the Clelland ABC. This was a nail-biting performance for the spectators as both gave their all. With just one point separating the final score, the decision was give to the Clelland boxer.

Afterwards coach Bobby Cloy said: “Graeme used every punch in the book and I was sure he had the win in the bag. A rematch will be fixed up as soon as posible.”

Due to an increase in boxers attending Bravehearts training sessions on Monday and Thursday nights in Whithorn, they are looking for more coaches to assist in the running of the evenings, advice and training courses are available for all volunteers. If interested contact Tom Jolly on 07711901089.