‘Massive coup’ for Leigh Park ABC as three boxers are set to compete in the semi-finals of the English Schools Championships

Three Leigh Park ABC members are competing in the English Schools Boxing Championships this weekend.

By Simon Carter
Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 8:08 am

Ray Taylor and Daisy Rickard have qualified for the semi-finals in the under-12 category, while Chloe Thomas will compete in the under-14 section at Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Taylor and Thomas are boxing at the under-50kg weight, while Rickard is in the under-30kg category.

All three are local to the Leigh Park area, and regularly train at the club three times a week. Under head coach Rob Ford, they have also visited other sites in the south coast area to train.

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From left - Ray Taylor, Daisy Rickard, Chloe Thomas

Billy Bessey - who took over Leigh Park ABC in late 2019 - said it was ‘a massive coup for the club’ to get three boxers through to the semi-finals.