Boxing club fights to the top

High Achievers: Greg Paterson, David Dalziel and Alex PAterson show off their medals they've received this year already.
High Achievers: Greg Paterson, David Dalziel and Alex PAterson show off their medals they've received this year already.

MEMBERS of Peterhead Boxing Club have pulled out all the stops and got their hands on a Gold Medal at the British Championships.

The boxing club, based on Ellis Street, has approximately 30 competing members and has 15 coaches, trainers and or delegates.

The club is well known for having high achieving amateur boxers and has had huge success this year already. Alex Paterson (16) took the Gold home with points of 19/13 on July 9 whilst competing in the British Championships in Cardiff, and having previously won the Scottish Championships 13/0, he’s certainly one to watch.

Alex made the trip to Cardiff with the support from Gray and Adams, Boydell and Jacks and Barclay and Mathieson.

David Dalziel (14) also won gold with points of 9/1 at the Scottish Championships in April, beating the Scottish champions 1,2 and 3 weights above him. Sean Paterson (15) had a close fight against the boxer who went on to win gold in his category, but lost 10/6.

The club also made their way to the Northern District Championships and came home with winning boxer Greg Paterson (17).

Chairman James Pryce said: “We do really well as a club and I think we are the biggest club in Scotland. The guys that our boxers are fighting against are having about 40 fights a year, and compared to ours who aim to get 12, it’s great to know that they are keeping up with them.”

Peterhead boxing club has three main trainers, John Morrison, Bob Davidson and John Aiken who give up their spare time during the week to pass on boxing techniques to the younger amateurs.

A major revamp of the club including new flooring, roof repairs and toilets, has gone down well with the members, especially the females who take part in the Boxercise club on a Monday and Wednesday, who now have their own equipment for

use.

Male training nights take place on a Tuesday and Thursday for children over 7, classes cost £2 for child and £3 per adult and all abilities are welcome to go along.

For more information on the club visit www.peterheadboxingclub.com or call James on 01779 472791.