On Saturday Boxing South Australia held its annual presentation day at Team Turner Boxing Gym in Adelaide. Some notable recipients included Australian Champion and Commonwealth Games team member Terry Nickolas, who took out SA best elite boxer and Australian Champion Rebecca Daniells who took out best SA female boxer.
Among the award recipients were two Victor Harbor boxers. Having returned from the World Youth Championships in India, Ruby Brunker won SA best youth boxer and Laura Wright won SA most committed boxer on the back of some strong performances against world class athletes that included Commonwealth Games representatives Caitlin Parker and Kaye Scott.
Victor Harbor Boxing Club won SA best country club, which is based on a points system. This ended an 11 year streak from the Riverland Boxing Club. Coach Mark Nethercott said it was a credit to everyone involved at the club from fitness participants to the courage shown by its competitors.
"We have a highly dedicated group of people and it's great to see the improvement in them each week. We are also very grateful for the support we get from other clubs and Boxing SA. We have been training hard over summer and look forward to another great year in 2018." Mark said.
The first tournament of the year will kick off on Saturday, February 10, with Victor Harbor's Fred Zziwa in action and competing to become a two weight division challenge belt champion, which is awarded to up and coming boxers. It will be held at the Dom Polski Centre with bouts starting at 5pm.