AS the season closes, Team Leigh Boxing can look back on another record breaking year.

Twin 17 year old brothers Paddy and Will Hewitt both won national titles and represented England.

Leigh Journal:

Paddy won the NABGC National Title in Bridlington and then fought his way to a second National Final in the England Boxing Youth Championships, only missing out by split decision.

He then was placed on the England Talent Pathway and represented his country twice against Scotland, winning both times.

Alongside all these achievements he also took his sixth Regional Title, alongside travelling to Dublin and winning the Gold Medal at the Monkstown International Box Cup!

Will, already an established England International, had to withdraw from the NABGC Championships to represent his country against Wales in Cardiff, taking a unanimous points win.

He then won his fifth Regional title on his way to the England Boxing Youth Championships Final, taking a unanimous win and a third National Title.

A Gold Medal at the Monkstown International Box Cup followed, before being selected to box for England in the Youth European Championships in Bulgaria.

Will has just returned from a Multi Nations Training Camp in Ukraine, and continues preparations for the tournament in September.

Junior boxer Zak Adams had an amazing season starting off as a novice boxer before turning in a run of incredible performances which took him to win the Regional Title before winning through to the England Boxing Junior National Finals.

Leigh Journal:

The event held in Barnsley saw the Leigh boxer take a unanimous points win in the semi-final, then a barnstorming Final performance against a much more experienced opponent, to win by unanimous decision, and be crowned Junior National Champion.

The win saw Zak also take a place on the England Talent Pathway, where he trains every month with the best boxers in England.

Four time National Champion and European Silver Medalist Kyle Parr and two time National Champion John Dugdale were other Leigh boxers to represent England during the season, Kyle against Ireland in Birmingham, and John in the Tri Nations in Cardiff.

Female Youth boxer Emily Monks belied her inexperience to reach both the Novice National Final and the Youth National Final, losing out to vastly more experienced England Internationals, but displaying the undoubted talent 17 year old Emily possesses.

Leigh Journal:

She was also selected as Captain of the North West Regional Squad which travelled to Ireland for the Esker Box Cup, winning the Gold Medal.

Soon after she also won Gold at the England Boxing Womens Box Cup, before being selected to join the England Womens Aspire Squad.

Emily now regularly trains alongside the best female boxers in the country.

Senior lightweight Cain Morris was crowned England Boxing National Belt Champion with a stoppage win over an England International opponent, before taking his fourth Regional title and winning through to the Elite National Championships Finals.

A win against another England International saw Cain through to the National Semi-Final, only missing out by close decision to the eventual winner.

Alongside these National successes the club continued to produce new exciting young talent, such as National Novice Champion Harvey Ashcroft, National Schoolboy Semi Finalist and Monkstown Box Cup Gold Medalist Thomas Dugdale, Regional Champion Enis Shala, the unbeaten Eddy Gregg, Dan Leeson, 10 year olds Chlise Grimshaw and Joby Dugdale, 12 year old Evan Hall who won 6 out of 7 bouts, Ellis Groves, Liam Lingings, Ryan Hupton and Jack Akins as well as many other youngsters appearing in Skills bouts who are primed to go this coming season.

Head Coach Adrian Fleming who is also part of the England Coaching team was on International duty in the Elite and Schools Tri Nations and in Duel Matches against Scotland.