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Start to the new season for Team District youth

we have been accepted by Metro Radio Cash for Kids  we will be sending out some info on fundraising this week to help us reach our target  also young Davy Mcardle is out representing the club  and Brad Ford having his Skills Bout at Brandon Homes show good luck boys



Washington-based District Youth ABC have two promising boxers from Wearside Boxing in Liverpool on 21st October 2017 First up was Nathan fighting a tough opponent from Liverpool in the 66kg to 70 Kg catergoy in another hard fought battle to win the fight on a split decision making way for the final the following week. Brad was then in a real tough bout and showed fantastic skill in his semi final but unfortunately the split decision went against Brad and he was runner up in the Semi final and although he was very disappointed, he still won a Bronze medal in a national competition of some of the best up and coming boxers in the country.


Washington-based District Youth ABC have two promising boxers from Wearside Boxing in Manchester on 15th October 2017 both winning in convincing style in hard fought bouts to progress through to the Semi Finals in Liverpool


Washington-based District Youth ABC have two promising boxers from Wearside have cruised through the latest round of the TTW Development Championships in Ferryhill, writes SAM BLACKLOCK. Brad Ward and Nathan Gransbury from Washington’s District Youth Amateur Boxing Club both earned places in the next round of the championships this weekend. Ward won by a walkover while Gransbury was victorious in his sem-final against Reece Howard of Druridge Bay, winning on a split decision. In the final, Gransbury took on James Savage of Plains Farm and, despite looking down and out in the first round, the 16-year-old got going in the second to win the TTW Development Championship bout convincely. Gransbury who competes in the 66kg to 70kg category said: “I was extremely nervous. “I had trained so hard for this moment and I knew I was so close to stepping through the ropes. “When I boxed in the semi-final it was the first time I had fought in five months so I was slightly rusty in the ring. “I did not box as well as I should have but I won the fight on a split decision, doing what I had to do to get into the final. “The final was the day after and I was very stiff and was aching after fighting the day before. “I had to try and ignore that, which was hard, and again I was very nervous for the final.” He added: “In the first round of the final I was shocking and did not know what was going on, I was all over the place. “My coach Mick Wilson sat me down in the corner after the first round and he made me realise what I needed to do. “At this point I was more scared of my coach than I was of my opponent! “In the second round I picked my game right up. “I did not stop throwing punches and my opponent was shatered. “He continued to put up with a beating and when the fight ended I won on an unanimous decision. “I could not believe it, all that hard work had paid off.” He went on: “This is only the beginning and I will have to fight the North West champion next. “I will be training as normal and have the coaches’ full support as I work various shifts on my apprenticeship with Aldi. “I am in no doubt I will be ready for the fight and I am confident I will secure the win.” Wilson said: “ I was disappointed Brad did not box for a title but he is in the draw to fight D Evans from Braustone ABC in the next round. “Nathan had two tough bouts and deserves to be TTW champion. “The semi-inal against Reece Howard was a tough bout but Nathan controlled the bout with his jab winning on a split. “The final was closer with Nathan miles off pace in the first round. “I told him to forget about that round and make it a second-round bout – and he came back with a very big heart. “Nathan can box better but I am so proud of the two lads, they turn up every session and listen. “I expect both to go far in the competition. “A big thanks go to Pinpoint, Sora Group and Washington Stove and Fireplaces who help keep these kids off the streets.” Ward, 15, who competes in the 57k to 59k category said: “I was disappointed not to box as I had worked hard for the last eight weeks, getting my weight down. “However, I am ready to go in the finals at Ferryhill.” The next stage of the Championships is on Sunday at Ferryhill Leisure Centre.

Hull Box Cup Winner – District Youth Celebrated a fantastic win for Lewis Robinson to take the title at the Hull Box Cup which was a great achievement for lewis at the 3 day event showing that the hard work he has put in paid off in him taking the title in hard fought bouts. Well done Lewis


Washington-based District Youth ABC are celebrating a North East title in the National Development Boxing Championships With Lewis Robinson taking the title for Tyne and Wear a massive achievement for both lewis and the club.Well done lewis

Washington-based District Youth ABC are celebrating a North East title in the National Development Boxing Championships – and there could be two more to come this weekend. Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre hosted the junior and senior events, and District Youth ABC made an impact with their four fighters. First up was Michael Harmieson, boxing in the Class A 48kg category. He received a bye in the semi-final, setting up a final clash with Conor Kirkup from Howdon ABC. He had control, boxing behind a good jab to win the North East title impressively, allowing him to move onto the next round, on Saturday, when he will take on Sam Byram, from Beartown ABC in Congleton, Cheshire. Dylan Atcheson boxed in the Class A 75kg quarter-final, comfortably beating Gary Grey, from Horden ABC, with some brilliant boxing. Back in the ring, the next day Atcheson took on Liam Teruel in an all-out war. He claimed a unanimous verdict after an excellent performance and now boxes Karl Turner in the final tomorrow, on Sunderland ABC’s Steels Club show. Jamie Atcheson moved up in weight to box in the Class B under-20 category at 69kg. He fought Redcar’s Jon Quinn over three three-minute rounds and got the nod in every round. He boxed to orders, never giving the tricky southpaw a second’s rest. Jamie next faces Sean Blake in tomorrow’s final at Steels. Nathan Gransbury received a bye straight to the Class A 66kg final. Up against T. Finnilison of Northumbria Fire ABC, Gransbury was thought by some observers to have clinched victory, but, in a very close fight, he lost a narrow decision.