Kings Boxing Academy committee members and assistants to the club attended a face to face AGM to discuss events from the year 2021 and to lay out plans for 2022.
This gave select boxers and our committee members a chance to discuss and share details of the club, funds, welfare, running and maintenance and the boxers who compete having their in-put to their sport. We voted on a few changes, encouraged ideas, supported and incentives, how to source funding, how to increase female boxers and to make plans for 2022 and beyond.
The club is strong, has good numbers attending and good boxers coming through the ranks, we made the National final although through lack of competitors. We discussed difficulties that handicap the club and areas we find not supportive, we sort ways to improvise and how to promote our boxers getting more consistent bouts.
Top of the agenda was our ‘Home Territory’ show which due to many issues would need to be addressed in the 1st week of January to see if we can push for this show to go-ahead.
Our priority is to continue to promote boxing and fitness as a healthy lifestyle and an alternative platform for young people, to continue to be a viable and strong boxing club competing at all levels and producing quality boxers and maintain skill standards. We have come a long way since the revitalising of our run-down and vandalised club house to being recognised as a highly competitive club with an outstanding record of achievements.
We gave thanks and praise for our Head Coach Chris who despite his injuries and being hospitalised has guided us to better things and maintains the high standards of the club upholding our boxing reputation. For his efforts and commitment to the sport and young people as a dedicated volunteer for over 27 years he was recognised for his hard work and awarded the ‘Sports Coach of the year’ for Teignbridge.
To round off our AGM we presented the only boxers award for 2021 as last season saw no competitions.
We were able to award the Kristen Taylor ‘Boxers Boxer memorial award’, this was voted by every boxer in recognition to a boxer who gave inspiration, who was dedicated, gave support and impressed with their boxing in and out of the ring. The award went to Sonny Dorrian who was surprised to be recognised but well deserved.
Well done Sonny you are a diamond in the Kings Crown!
Finally on 9th January it was announced that we were unable to host our boxing show due to many aspects ranging from difficulties in matching boxers, injuries, Covid and managing Covid at the venue and lack of support for the club, we had encountered some negativity so we voted to postpone until we can put out a full squad and have the support needed. It is with regret as we have attempted 3 times to host this show from way back in March 2020. We will be back and ensure we host a spectacular show to make up for this long anticipated show. It’s been almost 10 years so we owe the fans a boxing treat, please support grass-roots boxing and what this does for young people and the community, it really means something!