Feature | Jan 02 2015

Amateur Focus: Springhill ABC

The gym won Local Club of the Year at the Scottish Sports awards, writes John Dennen
Kieran Smith

2014 was a good year for Glasgow club Springhill ABC. Three of their boxers represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games and Springhill won Local Club of the Year at the Scottish Sports Awards.

“Just for services to the community, what the club offers, what it gives back and obviously we’ve had a good few success stories,” said the club’s Allan McGoldrick.

Head coach, Frank Delaney has driven their competitive results but he also makes the gym available to boxers at all levels from elite to beginners. “Whether it’s boxing you’re looking to be involved in or somewhere to go for the kids in the community or the adults. But in turn the club’s had a lot of success with the boxers this year. We had three of our boxers in the Scottish boxing team at the Commonwealth Games, one at middleweight [Kieran Smith], one at super-heavyweight [Ross Henderson] and one at light-heavyweight [Scott Forrest],” Allan said. The three Springhill representatives at Glasgow 2014 all lost the eventual gold medallists at the Commonwealth Games.


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