This year Boxing Qld is introducing the North Qld Titles which will be awarded to the winners (of their respective divisions) in conjunction with the NQ Games.
Boxing Queensland is the governing body of amateur boxing in Queensland, Affiliated with Boxing Australia and AIBA.
Australia recently hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Out of the 13 Australian Boxers, Queensland had 4 representing their club, state & country. Queensland managed to secure 1 gold & 2 Bronze. Overall, the results for the Australian boxing team was the best ever at any Commonwealth Games. All of these athletes came through the ranks of Boxing Qld participating in club tournaments, regional tournaments just like the NQ Games, state & National Titles.
One of the biggest challenges we face in the North is of course our geographical location and the amount of travel that we are all faced with to compete at tournaments and unfortunately the only way to improve is to challenge yourself against other athletes on a regular basis, so we cover quite a large distance, quite often.
This year Boxing Qld is introducing the North Qld Titles which will be awarded to the winners (of their respective divisions) in conjunction with the NQ Games. Boxing Qld will coordinate a North Qld championship every other year and run it in conjunction with the NQ Games moving forward.
We are very pleased to say that the response to the NQ Games has been outstanding, we have clubs coming from – Victoria, NT, WA & all over Qld – Cairns, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Bowen, Moranbah, Dysart, Middlemount, Townsville, Rockhampton & of course Mackay, with some 60+ athletes registering.
DIVISIONS TO WATCH
Elite males 75kg division consist of 4 very experienced athletes with over 300 fights between them:
- Presley Wilcox- Dragons Boxing Club Townsville former Qld & Australian champion,
- Ben Hussein- Spiders Boxing Caboolture current Qld & Australian champion,
- Ton Van Dijk- Wanderers Boxing Club Cairns
- Julian Muscat- Bethania Boxing Club Brisbane former Qld & Australian Representative.
Elite male 69kg division has a couple of local athletes competing in it and has over 12 boxers nominated in the division (largest number of nominations outside of major title events)
- Jacob Duffy- boxing out of Bell’s Boxing Club Moranbah- has a wealth of experience with 20+ fights,
- Tom Heikennen is a novice but has been around boxing for a few years &
- Lumikie Walker (Mackay’s favourite son) Boxing out of Mackay Boxing Club, has also had just under 20 fights and will be a crowd favourite when he jumps in the ring.
Aaron Beckman, Jamie Galea, Trinidy Campbell (current Qld Silver medallist), Norman Hartigan & Craig Hallam – Mackay Boxing Club.
Ciara Storch 12yr old girl (current Qld champion), Carson Lawrence, Father & son duo Steve & Jacob Drury – Dig Deep Boxing Club Mackay.
There will be athletes of all ages ranging from 10yrs through to 50 yrs, old both male and female.
There will be 50+ bouts over 2 great days at the Northern Beaches Bowls Club – Doors open at 5.00pm both nights Saturday & Sunday, first bout commences at 6.00pm.
Tickets available now from the bowls club and the Mackay Boxing Club.
Corporate tables also available, contact the Mackay Boxing Club
DATE & TIME:
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018
Saturday 5th – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 6th – 8:00am to 2:30pm
FINAL TIMETABLE RELEASED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (2nd May)
Mackay State High School