IT IS not just the male boxers who are enjoying success at Clearys’ Boxing Club after teenager Morgan Answell made it through to her first national final.
The 14-year-old is the latest talent to emerge from the gym after progressing through to the 44kg junior Elite National Final where she will take on 2015 finalist Jacey Birch from Kent-based St Mary’s ABC in Portsmouth this Sunday.
“On paper this looks like a tough contest with Birch competing in championships over the last couple of years,” said coach Edwin Cleary.
“But with Morgan we have a very special talent a boxer that trains very hard everyday while also running every morning.
“She attends the female flag squad setup to highlight talented females which has helped develop several females now with the England squad.
“She does everything asked of her and with a smile on her face. She’s a joy to coach, listens and is always looking to improve.
“I believe this is only the start for Morgan and with the gym on a high everything and anything is possible.”
Morgan follows in the footsteps of her male conterparts Danny Quartermaine, Lewis Williams and Jake Finch, all of whom have continued to impress in 2016.
And Cleary believes this is his most talented group of boxers he has had the pleasure of working with at the gym.
He added: “This is a great time to be at Clearys boxing gym. We have very friendly fully qualified coaches who go out of the way to help everyone.
“Talking to quite a few coaches over the last couple of weeks in championships about the gym and where we’ve come the feedback has been great.
“Clearys has a reputation for producing quality boxers. Well coached, fit, strong and always ready to box and we are looking for more.
“We are now looking for the next championship boxers – the level of boxing at Clearys is very high.
“This helps the development of young and novice boxers seeing what’s required how things work and believing in the coaching methods.”
Anyone interested in joining Clearys Boxing Club should email [email protected].