Success for boxers
TWO boxers from Downend Boxing Club won the Western Counties Junior championships at the Harry Crook Centre, Fishponds.
Jack Oram and Jude Moore, both 15, far right, took the regional title at their respective weights, to win through to the national quarter finals.
Meanwhile 18-year-old Bailey Phillips won his way to a national semi-final place in the youth championships which took place at the Doncaster dome.
He faced the tough Lewis Wharton of Wearmouth boxing club. Fast combination punching and quick footwork earned Bailey a unanimous points decision. The following day Bailey faced Jimmy Sains of the famous Repton boxing club of London.
Bailey went at his opponent from the first bell forcing Sains onto the ropes and making his opponent take evasive action. Sains's slick points scoring on the back foot won him a close points decision.
Bailey, pictured with his coach Grainee, said afterwards: "I am delighted with my performance, especially as I have now been invited to train with the England team next month."