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Highs and Lows

Posted by nscabc on November 14, 2008 at 4:28 AM Comments comments (0)

Gary lost pts last night v Ed Bradbury of Bodmin in the Western Counties finals at Torquay.

The bout was a classic, a real war and very even with both boxers giving everything, and one of the best bouts I?ve ever seen, both boxers where a credit to themselves and their clubs. Boxers and bouts like that make it all worthwhile.

It was a real pleasure to be in Gary?s corner, he was class both inside and outside the ring.

 

Take heart Gary that?s three bouts in three weeks and two wins and a Divisional title.

 

Top effort

 

Garry Cave

Proud to be the NSC Head Coach

November News letter

Posted by nscabc on November 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

NSC Boxing Show At Patchway

 

We host our next show on Thursday the 20th of November at Patchway Sports Centre, Hempton Lane, BS32 4AJ. Weigh in 6:30 till 7:30 first bell 8pm.

 

If you require tickets ?10 over 16?s ?5 under 16?s please see me.

This is a big venue with big show costs so we all need to sell tickets, so if you can help sell some that would be great. It costs the club approx ?100 per bout!!

I have nearly all available NSC boxers matched, hoping for 14 NSC boxers on & 15 bouts.

 

We need help to set up, put chairs out etc so if there?s any boxers families that can help out before the show, it would be extremely welcome. I?ll be there from 4pm.

Many thanks to everybody that supported our last show at Pill, we had some great results and performances from all the boxers, they where as always a credit to themselves and the club. We made ?1,000 for the club also.

 

Gym Shut Friday 21st

As most will have boxed Thursday and I?m booked in to baby-sit, the gym will be shut Friday 21st Nov.

 

Other NSC Boxing Results

 

NSC senior welterweight Garry Low after boxing twice on the same night and winning both the other weekend at Cinderford is now a Northern Division Champ and boxes this Thursday at Torquay in the Western Counties Finals. Jerry Connors boxed at Swindon last Friday and boxed very well and won unanimous. Korey Robertson went all the way to Weymouth Saturday with NSC coach Lee Cummings and boxed in a skills bout as the other kid was a bit heavier than originally matched at, well done Korey first away bout under your belt and a great performance also.

 

New Gym Build Progress Report

The steel shell is complete, spray insulation complete, internal block walls, should be complete this week, electrician and flooring contractors are lined up, so we might be in training by the New Year. Many thanks to everybody that helped us get this far, without your time and help we couldn?t have done it. A fantastic team effort from all at the club.

 

New Website Address

New website address please take a look to see all latest news and pictures.

http://www.smeltersboxing.com

 

New club T-shirt ?10 and Hoodies ?18 junior ?22 Adult for sale now available in black, available from me also see http://www.smeltersboxing.com/apps/webstore/.

 

Yours in Sport

Garry Cave

NSC Head Coach

07876 233621

Somebody?s 0 just had to go!!

Posted by nscabc on November 10, 2008 at 4:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Jerry ?Mighty Mouse? Connors with 2 wins from 2 bouts boxed Friday 7th November at the Penhill Royal British Legion matched against Irelands Jack Creane with 3 wins from 3 bouts, Wexford boxing club. Jerry took the fight to the taller Creane and outworked and out fought him at mid range, a great bout from two unbeaten young prospects with Connors winning a unam pts decision and taking him to an impressive 3 wins.

 

 

Well done The Mighty Mouse!!

 

Korey Robertson went to Weymouth Saturday the 8th, but the Weymouth boxer called Storm Look who scaled 45.5kg!! to Korey?s 41kg so it was decided to take a non decision skills bout. Well done Korey you first away bout and you did your bit which is all that can be asked, got 3 good rounds in.

Smelters Highs and Lows

Posted by nscabc on November 3, 2008 at 8:34 AM Comments comments (0)

The National Smelting Co Amateur Boxing Club, known as the Smelters, had two of it?s senior boxers competing in The ABA Senior Novice Championships Saturday at Cinderford. After a few years out of the sport, four bout Senior Welterweight Gary Low was hoping for a fresh start to his boxing career now boxing under the Smelters banner coached by NSC?s Jake Whiteside & Lee Cummings.

Matched against the taller Dan Constable of local club Lydney ABC in the 2nd bout of the night. Reported Smelters head Coach Garry Cave ? Gary?s a very fit and strong senior, with the physique and boxing style of a young Mike Tyson but to our surprise Dan Constable was his physical equal but taller?. This would be a hard bout with Gary just getting back into his boxing and what a war it turned out to be both lads matching each other with power packed punches. Low mixing it up with hooks to head and body with some eye catching over hand right handers that rocked Constables head back on several occasions. Constable steadily scoring with his longer power jabs, Low ducking and slipped into range to unload his bigger bombs.  Said Cave ?Both lads gave everything, leaving nothing in the tank. It was a great bout of boxing from two cracking boxers, it was very close?. Gary Low winning a unanimous and hard fought decision. That was the good news but with four entrants at the weight, Low was informed he?d have to box yet again later in the night to win the division. Said Cave ?After such a hard fight Gary wasn?t really sure he had another three rounds like that in him, but after a wash and brush up he was all ready go?.  Stable mate and sparring partner Terry ?The Turbo? Richards 12 bouts with an impressive 9 wins also at welterweight but boxing under the more experienced category for boxers under 20 bouts was next up for the Smelters at bout 8 on this 15 bout bill, against the host clubs Mike Freeman of Forest Oaks. Informed Cave ? We fancied Terry to win at least a regional title in these champs but it wasn?t to be, Mike Freeman was the busier of the two on the night, so got a deserved win, but it was a very close contest with one judge having it 12 pts each after three keenly contested rounds. Terry was a bit gutted but we have him matched on our next home show on Thursday the 20th of November at Patchway Sports Centre, doors 7pm, where he?s hoping to get his seasons first win. You win some you lose some that?s amateur boxing, the bouts are matched 50/50 so if you win half you?re doing well. Back on at bout 12 after a short rest was Gary Low, hoping to make it two wins from two and clinch the divisional welterweight title?. Said NSC Club Coach Jake Whiteside ?We?d seen Gary?s next opponent Ben Copsy of Salisbury City win earlier in the night and thought Gary had the tools to beat him?. Low didn?t disappoint turning in a controlled performance scoring with many straight body shots as the fleet footed Copsy tried to dance around and box at range.

Low winning a majority decision and the Divisional Title.

Summed up by NSC Coach Lee Cummings ?Both lads boxed very well and where a credit to themselves and the club, not only in the ring but outside also, they are two of the nicest lads you could wish to meet but put the gloves on them and it?s all business?.

Next NSC show Thursday the 20th of November at Patchway Sports Centre, doors 7pm, for tickets ring Garry on 07876 233621.

 

For picture see http://dmimages.ifp3.com/

PILL SHOW RESULTS:-

Posted by nscabc on October 17, 2008 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to all the clubs and officials that supported this show, please give us a ring if you have any bouts for us on yours.


NSC's Josh Connolly lands a Righthander v Lewis Bremner WELS ABC

Photos Pete Tiley.

Results:-

James Shackell NSC V Sam Brake KINGSWOOD Skills
K. Robertson NSC WON PTS V Jac Ball CHURCH PLACE
Daniel Shackell NSC V Ryan Gozzolino KINGSWOOD Skills
Charlie Cooper SYDENHAM Lost V Rhys Jones CHURCH PLACE
Jake Musgrove NSC WON PTS V Jake Smith MYCON
Tyler Davies NSC WON PTS V Chris Adaway MAYFLOWER
Josh Connolly NSC WON PTS V Lewis Bremner WELLS
Tom Connors NSC LOST PTS V Tyler Fox WELLS
Adam Scott NSC WON RSC 2 V Alfie _ WELLS
Joe Ross NSC LOST PTS V Richard Cane Kingsteignton & N A

Amateur Boxing Tournament
Promoted by
The National Smelting Company
Amateur Boxing Club
(Under ABAe Rules)
Sponsored by
Bristol Port Company
Thursday 16TH Oct 2008
Pill Memorial Club
Official In Charge: Ian Lindsey
Referees: Ken Brain, Ian Lindsey
Judges: Steve Forrester, Allan
Holder, Joanne Turner
Timekeeper: W. Pike
Recorder: Jen Brain
MOA: M. Parsons
Medical Officer: Dr Dan Brett
Club President: Charlotte Lesley
Club Chairman: John McCahon
Club Vice Chairman: John Mathews
MC: Steve Kenyon
Club Treasurer & Secretary: Becky Cave
Chief Whip: Peter Guest
Club Coaches: Garry Cave, Lee Cummings, Sam Mogg & Jake Whiteside.

Smelters Pill Boxing Show

Posted by nscabc on October 8, 2008 at 3:24 AM Comments comments (0)

The National Smelting Co ABC host their first open boxing show of the new season on

Thursday 16th of October at the Pill Memorial Club, 1 Lodway, Pill, Bristol, BS20 0DH. Weigh in 6.30pm till 7.30 pm boxing starts 8pm sharp.

Tickets are ?10 adults and ?5 junior, if you need tickets please contact me ASAP.

Many thanks for all the support and best of luck for the new season.

Gary Cave NSC ABC

Mob 07876 233621

New boxing club opens in Bristol

Posted by nscabc on October 7, 2008 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A new boxing club has opened in Patchway to help local people get fit and find potential future champions.

The Patchway National Smelting Amateur Boxing Club is linked to a popular boxing club in Avonmouth.

It was officially launched during an open day at Patchway Sports Centre, where a gym, ring and several punchbags have been set up with the help of South Gloucestershire Council.

A ?1,000 grant was also given to the project by the Bank of Ireland towards the cost of equipment.

Plans for the club have been in the pipeline for the past year, since Patchway family-school sport co-ordinator Rachel Nightingale started exploring the possibility of establishing a boxing club.

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It is based within the Patchway Community College site in Hempton Lane and run by the National Smelting Amateur Boxing Club in Avonmouth.

Head coach Garry Cave said: "We already run a very busy gym in Avonmouth that has produced many champions over the years, such as Olympic medallist Nicky Wiltshire. We hope our new Patchway gym will produce many more boxing champions for the club.

"Amateur boxing is one of the most rewarding, challenging and safest sports available to young people today.

"It isn't about knocking people out, it's about outscoring them."

PE teacher Andrew Forward is among four teachers at the college who are Amateur Boxing Association-qualified coaches and they have been coaching youngsters during the school day at the gym.

He said: "Boxing has helped re-invigorate extra-curricular sport at the school.

"Pupils of all ages and both genders have been getting involved."

The club is open to anyone over 10 years of age, with sessions running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at ?2 for the under-17s and ?3 for everyone else. They are coached by Lee Cummings and Jake Whiteside, who also works at Patchway Sports Centre.

Posted by nscabc on September 24, 2008 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Smelters Shaping Up.

 

Smelters New Gym Takes Shape

 

 

Bristol's National Smelting Co Amateur Boxing Club known as the 'Smelters' have been very busy over the closed season with their new build gym.

The new gym and fitness facility at the Avonmouth Rugby Club site is a Sport England and the local community foundation Quartet funded project and is backed by the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAe).

Informed head coach Garry Cave "After many years of trying to raise funds for a much needed new gym we where very fortunate to receive Sport England backing of some ?68,000. Local foundation Quartet has also backed our project with funding for new boxing and weights equipment. 

When it's built it will be kited out with all the latest equipment, two new boxing rings, punch bags and weights. Avonmouth  Rugby Club have been very good neighbors to us allowing us to link our new building to their club house so we can use all the showers, changing and toilets.

We've seen a massive rise in the interest in Amateur Boxing, possibly due to the Olympic bounce.

We had a Smelters boxer Nicky Wiltshire medal in Moscow and it would be a marvelous achievement if we could produce another.

Our Gym at Avonmouth is absolutely packed out and we've had to try and move some beginners to the two other boxing gyms we run at Southmead Youth Centre and our new gym at Patchway Sports Centre. We have had some fantastic help from parents of boxers in getting this far, one of the Dads Mark Shackell provided free labour from his company over two weekends to help us erect our new building and without his support it would have cost us a small fortune to get done. Many of the boxers and their Dads have lent a hand and it's all down to this great team spirit we've got this far so quickly. We're hoping we can have the new gym open for the New Year so we can continue to increase our membership and offer the chance to participate in amateur boxing to local youths.

 

We're also looking fwd to a very busy season with 20 competitive boxers all ready and raring to go, most have been training very hard in the gym over the summer to get ready.

We're hoping to build on the success of last year where we had four regional junior champs in John McDonagh, Tyler Davies, Tom Connors & Nathan Snow and won many bouts, we went ten bouts unbeaten at the start of last season and all at away shows and finished off with ten wins from eleven in the last two weeks.

You can catch the Smelters in action at their first home show on Thursday the 16th of October at the Pill memorial club, 1 Lodway, Pill BS20 0DH, tickets are available from the Pill Club priced at ?10 adult and ?5 junior or from the NSC by phone 07876 233621.
 
Yours in Sport
 

Garry Cave

NSC ABC Head Coach

Home 01454 898 549

Mob 07876 233621

Successful funding bid a boost for Smelters

Posted by nscabc on August 9, 2008 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Sport England have awarded The National Smelting Co Amateur Boxing Club the grant they desperately needed to build a new boxing and fitness gym in partnership with Avonmouth Rugby Club. 

Thanks to Sport England South West's Community Club Development Program the club's membership, who until now have been training in a small and chilly wooden hut, will soon have access to state-of-the-art facilities including two training rings, twenty punch bags and balls, an aerobic studio area, core strength work stations and mirrored walls.

The new boxing and multi purpose gym facility will benefit members of both the NSC, the adjoining rugby club and residents of Avonmouth. This is great news for Avonmouth as the area's nearest sporting facilities have closed and the club is an integral part of the community. The new facilities will be used by over a thousand people weekly. Additionally, the club has developed links with two schools - Bradley Stoke and Patchway. The new facilities will help them expand on their work delivering the ABAE boxing awards to pupils and work towards Clubmark accreditation.

 

December Newsletter

Posted by nscabc on December 5, 2003 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

NSC Boxing Show At Patchway

Many thanks to everybody that supported this boxing show. I thought that it was a fantastic success and a great show to promote our club and sport. We won five lost five with two skills and had 14 bouts, and win or lose some great boxing by all the Smelters boxers.

That?s 28 bouts already we?ve participated in with five boxers matched this weekend also. We made ?1,500 profit for the club also, which has gone towards our new gym build,

Many thanks to everybody that sold and bought tickets as without your support to our shows we couldn?t open the gym doors.

Next home show again at Patchway Thursday 12th of Feb.

We have five boxers out this weekend at two shows, James Shackhill, Korey Robertson and Cory Ciati at WSM Friday and Tom Connors and Nathan Snow at Broadplain Saturday, best of luck to them all.

New Gym Build Update.

We?re trying to get the best quote from electrical contractors and hopeful the electrical work will start very soon. We?ve nearly run out of budget and will be ?7,000 short to finish but I will sort that, have made more funding applications and will make up any shortfall with a loan.

Hopeful we?ll be in there by February.

Gym Times Christmas & New Year

Shut Wed 24th Dec And Then Open Again On Monday 5th Jan.

I will be using this short break to get some work done on the new gym.

Junior boxers keep your roadwork up as the first round of the Schools champs is Sunday the 11th of Jan held at Broadplain and some of you will box.

It?s up to you if you want it enough, you?ll do it.

New Website Address

New website address please take a look to see all latest news and pictures.

http://www.smeltersboxing.com

New club T-shirt ?10 and Hoodies ?18 junior ?22 Adult for sale now available in black, available from me also see http://www.smeltersboxing.com/apps/webstore/.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Yours in Sport

Garry Cave

NSC Head Coach

07876 233621

Sports Link Winners 2008

Posted by nscabc on December 2, 2003 at 7:19 AM Comments comments (0)

South Gloucestershire Sports Forum

 

Sports Awards 2008

 

NSC ABC boxing Club has been established for 74 years.

Through their sport of Olympic amateur boxing they promote fitness, discipline, friendship, fair play, respect and confidence. They provide a constructive alternative to anti social behaviour for our schools and community.

 

Back in September last year, after, (along with 4 colleagues from Patchway Community College) we gained our ABAe boxing tutor awards, I went on the search for a boxing club we could make a strong, meaningful school/club link with.

 

There were 3 great clubs I could have worked with, but Garry Cave Head coach of NSC, impressed me with his drive, commitment and absolute passion for what he was trying to achieve.

 

They were already doing lots of outreach work in schools and communities but we quickly realised we could take this to whole new level with the amount of enthusiasm and determination we had as a team.

 

Here we are a full year on and this club shows no sign of slowing down in its ambition to deliver quality, safe and fun boxing to our schools and community. The establishment of its new Patchway Amateur Boxing Club back in July has been a brilliant thing for everyone to be part of.

 

As mentioned above, this club has given readily of its time (most coaches holding down full time jobs) to run brilliant taster days for our school and others within South Glos. We are now working on ones for our Primary schools with the view to set up a club training night for them.

 

The expanding partnership between NSC boxing, Patchway Community College and Patchway sports centre has seen a big increase in participation. Not just for our students but also the community with 2 evening clubs running from our very own Patchway ABC at the Patchway sports centre. It also has strong links with Patchway Youth Centre and is a great mechanism for social inclusion, especially for the many travellers in our community who have embraced the new club.

 

The club will be running lots of Boxing shows from Patchway Sports centre this year, further strengthening our school/club/community links and breathing new life into the sports centre.

 

This tremendous initiative has been nominated for a national award and Garry and his team are now expanding their work across the King Edmund school sport partnership.

 

We too are not resting on our achievements thus far, with plans in place for primary taster days and their own club training night at Patchway ABC ? again being run by Patchway ABC coach?s Jake Whiteside and Lee Cummins. Investment into coaching and training for current coach?s/school coach?s and our older students is also in the pipeline.

 

The passion and drive of this Boxing club is immense. I have never worked with such a professional, hardworking, well organised and motivated individual as Garry and his coach?s.

 

Garry Cave, Jake and Lee are  such worthy winners of the School Link award this year for all they have developed over the last year at Patchway and South Gloucestershire schools.

 

The establishment of a ?sub? club within a school/community is truly unique and speaks volumes of this clubs dedication to their sport both at club, school and community level. This has been the best school club link I have ever had fortune of being part off.

Sports Link Award

Posted by nscabc on November 29, 2003 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

The NSC and Patchway School won an award Thursday at the BAWA club

The Sports Link Award (awarded to the sports club which has done most to promote club-school links).

Top work from NSC coach and boxing Tutor Jake Whiteside with all the coaching he?s done at Patchway and many thanks to Rachel Nightingale for nominating us. (Who also picked up PE teacher of Year).

NSC ABC boxing Club has been established for 74 years.

Through their sport of Olympic amateur boxing they promote fitness, discipline, friendship, fair play, respect and confidence. They provide a constructive alternative to anti social behaviour for our schools and community.

 

Back in September last year, after, (along with 4 colleagues from Patchway Community College) we gained our ABAe boxing tutor awards, I went on the search for a boxing club we could make a strong, meaningful school/club link with.

 

There were 3 great clubs I could have worked with, but Garry Cave Head coach of NSC, impressed me with his drive, commitment and absolute passion for what he was trying to achieve.

 

They were already doing lots of outreach work in schools and communities but we quickly realised we could take this to whole new level with the amount of enthusiasm and determination we had as a team.

 

Here we are a full year on and this club shows no sign of slowing down in its ambition to deliver quality, safe and fun boxing to our schools and community. The establishment of its new Patchway Amateur Boxing Club back in July has been a brilliant thing for everyone to be part of.

 

As mentioned above, this club has given readily of its time (most coaches holding down full time jobs) to run brilliant taster days for our school and others within South Glos. We are now working on ones for our Primary schools with the view to set up a club training night for them.

 

The expanding partnership between NSC boxing, Patchway Community College and Patchway sports centre has seen a big increase in participation. Not just for our students but also the community with 2 evening clubs running from our very own Patchway ABC at the Patchway sports centre. It also has strong links with Patchway Youth Centre and is a great mechanism for social inclusion, especially for the many travellers in our community who have embraced the new club.

 

The club will be running lots of Boxing shows from Patchway Sports centre this year, further strengthening our school/club/community links and breathing new life into the sports centre.

 

This tremendous initiative has been nominated for a national award and Garry and his team are now expanding their work across the King Edmund school sport partnership.

 

We too are not resting on our achievements thus far, with plans in place for primary taster days and their own club training night at Patchway ABC ? again being run by Patchway ABC coach?s Jake Whiteside and Lee Cummins. Investment into coaching and training for current coach?s/school coach?s and our older students is also in the pipeline.

 

The passion and drive of this Boxing club is immense. I have never worked with such a professional, hardworking, well organised and motivated individual as Garry and his coach?s.

 

Garry Cave, Jake and Lee are  such worthy winners of the School Link award this year for all they have developed over the last year at Patchway and South Gloucestershire schools.

 

The establishment of a ?sub? club within a school/community is truly unique and speaks volumes of this clubs dedication to their sport both at club, school and community level. This has been the best school club link I have ever had fortune of being part off.king fwd to getting boxing clubs going at many more South Glos & Bristol Schools.


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