Powerday Foundation and London Boxing are proud to announce the Fourth Annual Athlete Bursaries 2019
Mick and Edward Crossan have, over the past seven years, provided invaluable support in carrying out the London Boxing Development plans and achievements. They have built on the role of the London 2012 Olympic Games as a catalyst for change and growth in the sport of amateur boxing to ensure strategic and developmental aims and objectives are achieved by supporting the London Amateur Boxing Club structure, whilst also offering access to the social, health and well-being opportunities.
Boxers, along with volunteer coaches and officials, are the ‘Life-Blood’ of Amateur Boxing in London and the United Kingdom. Whilst the top-end of the sport is now very well funded, Powerday has noticed the gap between Regional and International standards and funding, therefore they are making a positive contribution through launching the next raft of developing boxers and supporting them through this unique Bursary Scheme. These bursaries will assist 11 aspiring young London boxers who have the ability to achieve success in their chosen sport at Regional, National and International levels. The standard of entrants for the fourth annual bursary awards has been exceptionally high and have been awarded to 11 applicants who are all members of London Boxing clubs.
The previous three rounds of Powerday Athlete Bursaries have provided exceptional outcomes with all the previous recipients achieving their national and international targets, this includes Caroline Dubois, the Junior World and Olympic Champion. The success of last years support has enabled young people to achieve their aspirations through this ‘unique Powerday and London Boxing’ initiative, which remains as the only commercial bursary of its kind post the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mick Crossan, Powerday, Chairman stated, ‘As a family owned company based in London, Powerday are committed to making a positive difference to people’s lives through our work in the capital. This scheme is a further tier of our community engagement, seeking to help young people realise their potential, which through their clubs provides them with so many positive messages and lessons for life. Hopefully some of these young people can aspire to go on to achieve the excellence that our special guests Joe Joyce and Bradley Skeete both Commonwealth and British Champions in the amateur and professional ranks.
This high profile philanthropic, young people’s reward and support scheme is also warmly welcomed by Lenny Hagland, President of London Boxing who commented, ‘Whilst there is a strong support mechanism at the top of High Performance in British Sport, it is the small margins that can make the difference to young aspiring boxers to reach the pinnacle, and this scheme will offer some essential funding to those who are in need of further support to fulfil their potential and achieve international standards, we thank Mick and Edward Crossan and of course Powerday for this investment into our young athletes and through their Powerday Development Programme which also assists our clubs across London’.
Award Winners 2019/20
Uzair Maqbool- East London Boxing Academy Boxing Club
Billy Adams- Dagenham Police Boxing Club
Sacha Hickey- Fisher Boxing Club
Anthony O’Donnell- Powerday Hooks Boxing Club
Nathan Barrett- Powerday Hooks Boxing Club
Kyron Hughes- Islington Boxing Club
Caiden Hughes- Islington Boxing Club
Luke Rodda- Repton Boxing Club
Rah Singh- Repton Boxing Club
Charlie Hickford- Bodyshots
Lavina Ghai- Northolt