Posts Tagged ‘Boxing’

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.



‘Help Our Wounded Royal Marines’ are in training

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Five men have come together to raise money for their chosen charity ‘Help Our Wounded Royal Marines’, formed by Chris Stubbings BEM in March 2010.

Quote from the facebook page:

HELP OUR WOUNDED is a fundraising arm for The Royal Marines Association, Charity Number 206003. HOW was formed on the 4th March 2010 because of the number of seriously injured Royal Marines returning from operational tours in Afghanistan Iraq and other areas of armed conflict. HELP OUR WOUNDED is a community based effort seeking to help the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (Registered Charity No 1134205), meet it’s target of raising £6M by the 350th anniversary of the Corps in October 2014. A Campaign Board has been established to coordinate the Corps Family effort working towards this testing target and HELP OUR WOUNDED is represented on that board.

What, when and where

On December the 3rd and 4th Dave Lilburn MBE, Stuart Baldwin, Cai Ives, Stuart Bourne and Stuart Power will be pulling a sledge from London to Brighton to help raise awareness and funds for this great charity.

Quote from the facebook page:

Myself (Stuart Bourne, Regional Fund Raiser for the South Eat) along with David Lilburn,Cai Ives,Stuart Baldwin and Stuart Power will be pulling a sledge to rasie funds for HELP OUR WOUNDED ROYAL MARINES over the weekend stopping at Crawley where there will be a fundraisng event on the Saturday evening. We have also enlisted some Santa Helpers as traffic guides (Reserves) and these are : Gay Wise, Andy Hains, Dale Lilburn and Ashton Lilburn.

As well as raising funds we will be asking for donations of xmas presents so that we may pass these onto the children of those brave Royals who have given their lives and will not be around this xmas so please lets do all we can to try and raise a smile and show we do care and will never forget them.

We hope as many people will join in around the country and mirror what we are doing. We would like this to become an annual event, so take up the challenge and get pulling for HELP OUR WOUNDED ROYAL MARINES.

We wish them all the best

Shelley was invited down to the martial arts school Lumpini in Priestley Way, Crawley to speak to the men involved. We also spoke to John Jarvis who is a trainer at Lumpini who have offered to train the men to full fitness for the event. John told us they were more than honoured to help the men get fit for this feat and to support them in many more ways, including giving them a stall at their forthcoming Muaythai Boxing event happening this Saturday at Effingham Park Hotel. More details can be found here.

We would like to wish them all the best. We will be covering their arrival into Crawley on December 3rd. Please show your support in any way you can.

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.