An excited squad from Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club consisting of 9 boxers and 4 coaches flew to Tampere in Finland to compete in the 26th International Pirkka Tournament. This tournament was held over the 12th & 13th May and is an International Boxing Tournament attracting boxers from all over Europe.
Team Attleborough came away from the event with the following Medals :
Gold medal winners :Emma Dolan, Joe Kerrison & Jack Crostwaite
Silver Medal Winners : Taylor Dean , Matt Croxall & Kieron Campbell
Bronze Medal Winners : Marc Riley & Levi Dennis
The Coaching Team was headed up by Head Coach Jon Dennis and consisted of Bud Royden, Matt Dean & Paul Goulding. Jon was very pleased with how all the boxers performed and who were a credit to the Club throughout the 4 days. This was a gruelling tournament for the boxers and greatly moved on their experience for future events. It was particularly pleasing to see Joe and Jack to win the top medals and for Emma to retain her Gold medal which she also won in 2011.
The Club held a number of fundraising events to fund this trip and would also like to thank all local sponsors who helped make this trip possible