Youth and Junior athletes enhanced their boxing skills at an international training camp hosted at Bluewater Boxing Club in Sarnia from August 12-19, 2023. The camp was attended by current Youth and Junior provincial champions, selected Novice and Open Ontario athletes, as well as boxers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ireland.

Training took place from August 12-17 and the athletes demonstrated dedication, hard work, and the will to challenge themselves through conditioning, boxing drills, and sparring. “The Youth and Junior training camp has many of our future stars,” said host gym Bluewater Boxing in a social media post. On August 18-19, in conjunction with Bluewater’s “Banger in the Hanger” club competition, athletes could put their skills to the test with a bout to conclude their training camp experience.

Congratulations to all the athletes for giving their best efforts at camp and to all the Boxing Ontario and international coaches who made the camp a success. Thank you to the athletes’ personal coaches, parents, and camp volunteers for all their support, and a huge thank you to Bluewater Boxing and Tom Hennessey for hosting the athletes.

Thank you, Kathy Sjouwerman, for capturing training camp highlights.