Posts Tagged ‘box’

Barry McGuigan paid a surprise visit to the Crawley Amateur Boxing Club

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

On Saturday 20th August, Crawley was treated to a surprise visitor.

Barry with Son Shane and boxer Carl 'the jackal' Frampton

Champion boxer Barry McGuigan came down to Crawley Amateur Boxing Club with his up and coming  talented young boxer Carl ‘the jackal’ Frampton who is training for his European title match in three weeks time in Belfast. Barry told us he had come down to make use of sparring partners Ross Payne, Ben Murphy and Ben Jones, all renowned boxers. Barry is the Manager of Carl in association with Matchroom. Barry’s son Shane is assisting his father with the training of Carl and came along on this day.

Shelley went along to speak to Barry. We would like to thank the Hopcraft family and Micky Alldis for this great opportunity.



A knock out event

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Crawley ABC Club held their annual Dinner & Boxing evening at the Effingham Park Hotel in February and what a knock out event it was.

Not only was the dinner superb and the company delightful but the club raised much needed funds for the club by auctioning off some great items such as:

Signed and framed –

  • Sugar Ray Leonard photo
  • Chelsea shirt
  • GB Olympic squad; Bejing 2008
  • Manchester United shirt
  • Photo of Amir Khan with the world title belt

and many more wonderful items.

The entertainment for the evening came in the form of bouts with members of the ABC against willing opponents. The ABC boxers for the evening were:

  • Ellis White – Wells Club
  • Dale Smith
  • Hayden Bulloch
  • Conor Wickens
  • Pauline Rowlands
  • Will Kear
  • Nikki Sims
  • Jon Snape
  • Brian Keveney
  • Ed Harrsdine
  • John Swift
  • Lee Illman
  • Angel Sabastion

We were invited to attend by the organisers Rees & Peter Hopcraft who we would like to thank for their hospitality. It was a brilliant evening and we had a wonderful time 🙂

Watch out for the details of CABC’s Dinner and Boxing event in 2012.

The official Opening for Chase Fitness

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

On Friday 29th October the official opening of the Chase Fitness premises was a great success.

With many dignitaries and members, young and old attending, the room filled up with excitement at the opening for Chase Fitness.

Crawley Happy Times were invited down to help The Chase family and their staff celevrate this auspicious occasion.

We took some pictures for you to enjoy.

We wish Chase Fitness all the success for the future 🙂