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Frome College student Harry Glover in Year 10 has won the Western Counties Boxing Championship 2017 for the 2nd time in a row.

Harry started boxing at the age of 9 to keep fit for his part as goal keeper for Frome Collegians Football Team.  By the age of 10, it was recognised that he was good at boxing and was moved up to the 14 years and over group at Frome ABC.  Harry had his 1st skills bout boxing for Frome as their youngest ever competitor, where he won the Sean Allen Memorial Award for the best boxing performance of the night.

Harry moved to Trowbridge ABC, where in his 1st year, won 3 out of 4 competitive bouts.  During his 2nd year with Trowbridge, he became Western Counties Champion, and also won the Gold medal in the Bristol Box Cup. The competition included clubs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and Harry beat previously undefeated boxers in the semi-finals and the final. He was named ‘Most dedicated boxer of the Year’ at the end of season awards night.

In his 3rd year, Harry boxed in Europe’s biggest competition with over 1000 entries, the Monkstown International Boxing Cup, where he won the Silver medal, and finished the season as Trowbridge ABC ‘Junior Boxer of the Year’.

Now in his 4th year of competitive boxing, Harry was called up in January to box for Wales v Guernsey, with only 2 days’ notice.  He flew alone for the 1st time to meet the Welsh squad, who he had never met before, and after only 3 hours from landing in Guernsey, Harry was in the ring and won his match.

On Sunday 26 February, Harry won the Western Counties Championship for the 2nd time in a row. He was boxing at 48kgs, and will now go on to compete in the quarter final of the England Championships on 11 March in Gosport.

Our congratulations go to Harry who trains twice a day, 6 days a week. We wish him good luck in the England Championships!

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