Powerday Hooks-Hit the Nap Hand with Five in National Schools Championships 2019

The Powerday Hooks Amateur Boxing Club based at the Old Actonians Sports Club in Ealing became London’s most successful school age Amateur Boxing Club for the second consecutive year this weekend, when they surpassed all targets in providing five National England Boxing Schools Champions on a memorable weekend over two days at the K2 in Crawley.

The event is the pinnacle of Junior Boxing and the competition was fierce. Over two days of championships, the Powerday Hooks Champions were as follows:

Female Cadet 32Kg- Jordan Barrett- Powerday Hooks Beat Mia Felton- Darlaston, Birmingham

Male Cadet 34Kg- James Barrett- Powerday Hooks Beat Sydney Welch-Darlington, County Durham

Male Class A 37Kg Michael O’Donnell- Powerday Hooks Beat Esah Musadaar- Laisterdyke, Yorkshire  

Male Class A 54Kg Patrick Doherty- Powerday Hooks Beat Bernie McDonagh Ardwick Lads, Manchester

Male Class A 43Kg Martin Nathan Barrett- Powerday Hooks Beat Bobby Tildesley- Chalverton, Worcestershire

The Club Leader and Head Coach, Steve Newlands said “This weekend’s finals were the culmination of a very hard qualification process through London and the South East, however the boxers all performed to their highest standards and are a credit to their club and families. Our new gym provided through Powerday and their continued support has enabled the club to grow participation in the sport whilst also ensuring our representatives have unbridled access to the exceptional facilities and equipment, which after many nomadic years weren’t available. We now have the platform to continue this success into the future, I am so pleased for the youngsters on their performance pathway hopefully being recognise by England internationally-showcasing the Powerday Hooks Club.”

Powerday Hooks Club President, Edward Crossan stated “Through all the adversity of having no home over two years ago, the Club, through Steve’s and his fellow volunteer coaches’ guidance have surpassed all expectations for the first year of entries into the England Schools National Championships and the results have been phenomenal for our members as an inspiration to the rest of the clubs participants and local young people. The sport provides exceptional health and well-being benefits and these results prove that the performance pathway is clearly set through the club. Congratulations to all those who have represented Powerday Hooks this year- well done all.”