Chirnside club finishes knock out season with annual awards

Prizr winners from Chirnside Boxing Clubs awards evening with Jean Hunter and Henry Gray who were presenting trophies
Prizr winners from Chirnside Boxing Clubs awards evening with Jean Hunter and Henry Gray who were presenting trophies

Chirnside Amateur boxing club has rounded off a knock-out season with its annual presentation night.

Trophies and shields were presented to the Best Senior Boxer, Best Youth Boxer, Most Improved Boxer and Best Trainers at the event, which took place at the well-attended Robins Nest, Chirnside, on Saturday evening.

Middleweight Mark Watson, who has won three of his last four fights, was named Best Senior Boxer. Mark, who also won the accolade last year, has continued to impress the coaches throughout the season.

Mark used to train at the Sparta club in his younger days, but was forced to give it up due to travel costs. Now the 30-year-old is enjoying a succesful second bite at the cherry with Chirnside ABC.

Eyemouth’s Ben Grant was named Best Junior Boxer. Ben, 14, got Chirnside’s 2011/12 season off to a great start when he continued an unbeaten run to defeat Connor Campbell of Renton in October to became the club’s first national title holder; Scottish Novice Champion.

Eyemouth Primary pupil, twelve-year-old Robbie White, was the recipient of the Eric Hunter Memorial award, a special award for the most improved boxer in memory of former Club coach, the late Eric Hunter.

The award was presented to Robbie by Eric’s wife Jean.

Lee Stoke was presented with the award for the Best Trainer (non-registered), and Lewis Noon, who recently made his international debut, boxing for Scotland at the Great British Championships in Ravenscraig, was namd Best Registered Trainer.

Club chairman Michael Black said: “It’s been a great season for us, particularly towards the end we have had boxers matched up the length and breadth of the country and we’re hoping for more of the same next year.”