PRIZE fighters Stuart Lewis, George Sloan and Sam Holroyd have been honoured by the Paddy Brennan Boxing Academy and Fitness Centre.

The trio were recognised for their effort and commitment to the organisation, which was borne out of the former Tenbury Amateur Boxing Club.

Bill Longmore, the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, handed out the awards.

“We had 57 people at our evening and awards were given to boxers, coaches and the most improved women from the advanced and beginners’ classes,” said Martin ‘Paddy’ Brennan.

“The Shamraj Balti House pulled out all the stops for our annual awards ceremony and created the most exciting spicy dishes this side of the Birmingham balti belt.

“Guests arrived at the sleek and seductive lounge to enjoy a dinner fit for the king of Siam.”

Paddy says his club, which is based at Bleathwood Lane in Ludlow, is being run by 10 coaches and 10 additional volunteers, all of whom have enhanced CRB clearances and first aid certificates.

“We have a large and growing membership and the club also acts as a centre of learning for young people for whom the traditional education and schooling routes are no longer an option.

“In some cases, the club and its membership is the nearest thing many of the young people have to family.

“The club has developed an understanding with these young people that offers sustainable results and sustainable benefits for its members which has been crucial for many young people who have demonstrated entrenched behavioural barriers.

“Paddy Brennan Boxing Academy has forged close links with a number of local schools and will be delivering taster sessions to pupils during the course of the year.

“Paddy Brennan Boxing Academy is so much more than just a boxing club.

“The club offers many more sessions throughout the week which are tailored to suit different groups.

“The snapshot only illustrates the club’s three main evenings of the week.

“We have women’s advanced classes on Monday and Fridays and beginners’ classes Tuesday and Thursday. “

For more details, Paddy Brennan on 07904396465 or e-mail: