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Lenny Hagland
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Lenny Hagland
CEO, Welfare Officer, Committee Member, & Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Lenny Hagland

CEO, Welfare Officer, Committee Member, & Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Lenny started off at the club when it first began in 1974. He boxed for the club as a junior and senior boxer winning titles and international honours. He retired from competitive boxing after boxing in 66 contests. After having a short break from boxing he became a coach at the club firstly coaching the club’s successful junior team of the 1980’s and early 90’s before becoming a Senior coach where he has remained since. Lenny now has over 30 years experience of coaching boxing. He has gone through every stage of this club from boxer, coach, matchmaker, chairman, welfare officer and now holds the role of C.E.O.

It’s not often you don’t see Lenny in the gym, working hard away at his job in keeping the club going. Lenny is the longest serving member of the club, and there is very little that he does not know about the club and it’s running.

Reggie Hagland
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Reggie Hagland
Manager, Matchmaker & Committee Member
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Reggie Hagland

Manager, Matchmaker & Committee Member

Reggie has been brought up in boxing as his father Lenny and Grandad Ron have both been heavily involved with IBC for many years. Reggie took a big interest in the club as a teenager after an invite from Ron to attend a Committee Meeting to ‘gain an education’.

Reggie later became a co-opted member of the clubs committee before becoming a full member of the management committee a couple of years later. His initial role at the club (which he still does today) is our Media & PR officer and has since taken on the roles of Club Manager and Competition Secretary.

As Matchmaker, he is constantly on the phone keeping our boxers active and has been key in the development of the club.

He does a lot of work behind the scenes making sure that the club is promoted on Social Media and in local press.

 

Tina Spencer
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Tina Spencer
PA & Co-Opted Member of the Committee
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Tina Spencer

PA & Co-Opted Member of the Committee

Tina was brought into the club as the PA to Lenny and works behind the scenes during the day making sure that the club is in tip top shape. Like everyone in the club, she has many roles and helps with whatever needs to be done. Tina joined the club in 2019 and is an excellent and valuable asset. Tina was previously a PA to a local headmaster for a number of years and her experience and administration skills have really helped with getting everything in order within the club office.

Millie Hagland
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Millie Hagland
Front of House Manager
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Millie Hagland

Front of House Manager

Millie began working voluntarily at the club as a receptionist from the very young age of 12, some 10 years ago. Millie has proven to be very competent and gained confidence in this role and many people say how good she is at her job hence now to her promotion to FOH Manager. Millie currently works full-time at Powerday Recycling as a Sales Coordinator. Powerday are a sponsor of our regional association London Boxing. The skills that Millie has learnt have mainly been obtained by her working at the club over many years.

'Marvellous' Marvin Hagland
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'Marvellous' Marvin Hagland
Club Cat
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'Marvellous' Marvin Hagland

Club Cat

‘Marvellous’ Marvin, named after the king of the middleweights, Marvin Hagler joined the club in 2018 after the sad passing of previous club cat Izzy.

Marvin is a very popular member of the club and is often seen roaming the gym, the car park and the streets as part of our pet patrol!

He is a very friendly cat who loves sitting in the middle of the gym or one of the rings getting in the way of training every so often so he can be fed or cuddled!

 

Senior Competitive Coaches

Jerry Mitchell
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Jerry Mitchell
Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Jerry Mitchell

Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Senior coach Jerry has been part of Islington Boxing Club for as long as anyone cares to remember, certainly over 30 years.

A former IBC ‘old boy’, Jerry originally started his amateur boxing career with the New Enterprise ABC. He later joined Islington Boys Club back in the days when we were still based at Michael Sobell Sports Centre. Jerry enjoyed a 31 bout career before retiring at the young age of 27. He began coaching almost immediately.

As a coach Jerry has enjoyed incredible success with Islington Boxing Club over the years coaching many boxers to national champion level and International level. Jerry is a member of the club coaches committee and formally worked on the London Underground until retirement in 2018. He is one of the most well known and respected coaches within amateur boxing.

John Richards
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John Richards
Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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John Richards

Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Affectionately known as ‘JR’, John has been coaching at Islington Boxing Club since the late 1980’s. JR’s son Jay who went onto play for Arsenal and England originally started together at the club, but later JR took an interest in coaching junior boxers and later senior boxers. A British Telecom engineer by trade, John holds a full ABA coaches badge.

Over the years, John has coached the up and coming boxers, teaching them the invaluable basics of boxing and then passing them on, whereby on several occasions the boxers he has worked with have progressed to both Junior and Senior honours.

John’s enthusiasm and sheer love of the sport is evident to all who know him. JR is a born and bred local lad still living close to the gym and is also a member of the club coaches committee.

Lenny Hagland
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Lenny Hagland
CEO, Welfare Officer, Committee Member, & Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Lenny Hagland

CEO, Welfare Officer, Committee Member, & Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Lenny started off at the club when it first began in 1974. He boxed for the club as a junior and senior boxer winning titles and international honours. He retired from competitive boxing after boxing in 66 contests. After having a short break from boxing he became a coach at the club firstly coaching the club’s successful junior team of the 1980’s and early 90’s before becoming a Senior coach where he has remained since. Lenny now has over 30 years experience of coaching boxing. He has gone through every stage of this club from boxer, coach, matchmaker, chairman, welfare officer and now holds the role of C.E.O.

It’s not often you don’t see Lenny in the gym, working hard away at his job in keeping the club going. Lenny is the longest serving member of the club, and there is very little that he does not know about the club and it’s running.

Lucien Reid
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Lucien Reid
Senior Competitive Squad Coach, In-House PT, Senior Academy and Recreational Boxing Coach
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Lucien Reid

Senior Competitive Squad Coach, In-House PT, Senior Academy and Recreational Boxing Coach

Lucien Reid was an accomplished Amateur Boxer, winning Junior & Senior national titles and boxing internationally for England and formerly a member of Repton & West Ham Boxing Clubs before turning professional in 2015 under Matchroom Boxing.

Lucien changed management to MTK Boxing and Frank Warren promoted him in his latter contests. ‘Reidy’ competed in a total of 12 contests in the paid ranks which include two Super Bantamweight British & Commonwealth titles bouts with Brad Foster. He is currently on a break from competing and is hoping to help produce as many national champions for IBC as possible!.

Reid joined IBC in 2019 as a Youth/Senior amateur coach and has quickly bonded with the younger boxers in the Senior Squad section. Previously Lucien coached at Kent Gloves Boxing Club. He works as a Personal Trainer by trade and often very busy with his clients at the club during the day and coaches in a variety of sessions in the evenings including Recreational and Senior Academy classes.

 

Martin Carroll
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Martin Carroll
Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Martin Carroll

Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Martin has a background in martial arts having competed in amateur boxing, MMA and Thai Boxing.

He competed in 9 contests for IBC just over 10 years ago reaching the London Novice Championship finals and winning the NW London Divisional title. He got back involved in boxing as a coach over 4 years ago. He regulars beasts our senior boxers through a very tough but beneficial Strength & Conditioning workout. Martin is currently working towards UKSCA accreditation which is the governing body of S&C in the UK.

Martin has worked as a Personal Trainer for 6-years and holds a Level 3 Personal Training award. He is also a Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor and in his spare time competes in Triathlons.

Martin is aiming to obtain a Level 2 England Boxing coaches badge in coming new year.

 

Roy Callaghan
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Roy Callaghan
Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Roy Callaghan

Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Roy is one of the most experienced men in the club in terms of boxing having been involved in the ‘noble art’ for over 40 years. Roy previously boxed for St Pancras ABC as a junior & senior before turning over to the Professional game in the late 1980’s.

After a 18 bout Pro career he turned to coaching at his old amateur club for many years and also at Lion ABC. Roy joined IBC in 2011 and helps coach the senior boxers when possible and is a member of the management committee. Roy lives in Essex but commutes to be at the club Monday – Thursday.

Simon Rose
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Simon Rose
Senior Competitive Coach
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Simon Rose

Senior Competitive Coach

Simon is one the club’s Senior Competitive Squad coaches having recently joined the club from Fitzroy Lodge ABC where he enjoyed many years of boxing and coaching with the Lambeth club which was one of his highlights from his amateur career included a win whilst representing London ABA away to Gothenburg in Sweden.

However, his true passion in the noble art was coaching and Simon has held a Level 2 amateur coaches badge for a number of years. He was previously involved with training young adults and kids from the local and wider communities with Carney’s Community in Battersea and the Black Prince Trust in Kennington.

Simon is a Personal Trainer by trade having previously worked as a Scaffolder on sites including the Battersea Power Station.

 

Junior Competitive Coaches

Zowie Campbell
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Zowie Campbell
Junior Competitive Squad, Senior Academy, Infants & Recreational Boxing Coach
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Zowie Campbell

Junior Competitive Squad, Senior Academy, Infants & Recreational Boxing Coach

Zowie was originally a member at IBC as a Junior in the 1980’s, however he never competed in our colours but in the green & gold of Repton after moving to Bethnal Green as a Senior boxing in half a dozen contests.

When the club first began the Infants class in late 2015, Zowie was one of the first parents to come through the door to enrol his sons Cianan and Oshea to the new group. Eventually he began to help coach the Junior Competitive Squad and obtained his England Boxing coaches badges. Zowie has now really become a part of the club furniture and he mainly oversee’s the junior competitive section as one of the lead trainers. He also coaches in our Senior Academy, Infants and Recreational Boxing classes. Zowie also trains in various outreach sessions including COLA Highgate Hill and the Fighting Chance programme.

Stanley Hanson
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Stanley Hanson
Junior Competitive Squad, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach
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Stanley Hanson

Junior Competitive Squad, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach

Stanley Hanson is a former Islington boxer who had many bouts for the club as a junior boxer. Stan re-joined the club in 2020 in a coaching roll and has settled back home excellently.

Stan had spells coaching with neighbouring clubs Angel and Lion ABC but always popped in for a catch up and has never forgotten his Islington roots.

Stan coaches the Junior Competitive Squad and the Junior beginners (Academy) and Infants classes.

Stan’s son, Alfie is a carded boxer with IBC.

Pep Bryan
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Pep Bryan
Junior & Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Pep Bryan

Junior & Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Pep has been coaching in a variety of sports for a number of years including Basketball and Boxing.

Originally from South London, he boxed for the Fisher Downside Club and like many others took a break from Boxing and eventually got back involved in the sport and volunteering at IBC for the past 4 years. His son Kejai and daughter Kesanna both box for the club. Pep works with the Junior Competitive and Senior Competitive boxers and is always willing to learn different training techniques.

Pep works as a Project Innovator, Mentor, Artist and Craftsman.

Paul Gibson
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Paul Gibson
Junior Competitive Squad Coach & Committee Member
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Paul Gibson

Junior Competitive Squad Coach & Committee Member

Paul Gibson is one of the club’s Junior Competitive Squad coaches and is the man behind our fantastic website design and new club logo.

“Bat & Ball” as some know him, originally became a volunteer in the Junior sessions when coaches were in short supply. Paul has now successfully completed his Level 1 England Boxing coaches badge and is planning to take the Level 2 course in the new year.

In 2020, Paul was elected to the club management committee.

Billy Stewart
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Billy Stewart
Junior Competitive Squad Coach
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Billy Stewart

Junior Competitive Squad Coach

Billy Stewart has been involved in Amateur Boxing for over 14 years firstly boxing for Islington before moving onto Lion ABC, he competed in 14 bouts as a Junior. After taking a break from boxing, Billy got back involved in the noble art firstly as a coach at the Hoxton club before moving back home to IBC where he has been coaching the Junior Competitive Squad since 2018.

He works as a Behaviour Mentor in a Secondary School and is hoping to gain a Level 2 coaches badge and more national champions following from Luan Veras’s win in the national NABC’s.

Dave Crickmar
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Dave Crickmar
Junior Competitive Squad Coach
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Dave Crickmar

Junior Competitive Squad Coach

Dave comes from a boxing background as his father Joe was a former ABA finalist and Professional Boxer who once fought Henry Cooper.

Dave was himself was an accomplished amateur boxer with Arbour Youth gaining many titles along the way. He originally began coaching at Lion ABC when his Kacey started boxing. Dave joined IBC in 2019 and is currently one of our Junior Competitive boxing coaches.

Craig Ochard
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Craig Ochard
Junior Competitive Squad Coach
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Craig Ochard

Junior Competitive Squad Coach

Craig is one of the club’s Junior Competitive Squad coaches and has been a member of the club for over 2 years.

He is a Personal Trainer and also a Massage Therapist. Craig is hoping to obtain a Level 2 coaches badge later this year.

Frankie Ryan
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Frankie Ryan
Junior Competitive Squad Coach
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Frankie Ryan

Junior Competitive Squad Coach

Frankie boxed for St Pancras and was a very successful junior and senior boxer winning titles along the way. Frankie is a qualified Level 1 Coach and is looking forward to gaining further coaching awards in 2021.

Jake Cutting
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Jake Cutting
Junior Competitive Squad Coach
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Jake Cutting

Junior Competitive Squad Coach

Jake has recently been joined as one of the Junior Competitive Squad Coaches. Jake has worked previously with Ipswich Town Football Club Academy and Community Trust as a programme manager and a coach. He has been coaching boxing for 5+ years previously with Eastgate ABC in the Eastern Counties and is level one qualified.

Cutting is currently with NHS Improvement for the London Leadership Academy with a project focus on coaching & mentoring schemes. Previously worked for  NHS England as a Project Support Officer, with a focus on practitioner performance and GP appraisal and revalidation. As well as a clinical admin role in Mental Health.

Recreational Coaches

Rider Coddington
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Rider Coddington
Recreational Boxing Coach
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Rider Coddington

Recreational Boxing Coach

Rider is one of the most popular and enthusiastic recreational coaches you could wish to meet. Rider has been with the club for over 10 years coaching and his loyal following of recreational members is very loyal. Rider introduced Dan Lett to coaching and between them make a terrific team for their session on Monday & Wednesday evenings.

Rider is looking to upgrade to a Level 2 Coach in 2021.

Dan Lett
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Dan Lett
Recreational Boxing Coach
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Dan Lett

Recreational Boxing Coach

Dan Lett is one of the club’s Recreational Boxing Coaches and has been involved with the club for several years pushing enthusiastic keep fitters through their paces alongside Rider Coddington in our popular Monday and Wednesday evening classes.

Dan participated in a number of different material arts before taking up boxing. He joined Islington as a recreational member and after a while he got involved in assisting Rider with the class before going onto obtaining both his Level 1 & 2 England Boxing coaching qualifications.

Reinaldo Oliver
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Reinaldo Oliver
Recreational Boxing Coach
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Reinaldo Oliver

Recreational Boxing Coach

Reinaldo Oliver is a former 2x World Junior Championship finalist with his native country Cuba (and a very proud Cuban).

Reinaldo joined the club over 10 years ago and has coached in our lunchtime recreational sessions, rarely missing a session. He is a very loyal servant to the club and is always smiling, happy and likeable person. Reinaldo is currently a Level 1 coach looking to upgrade to Level 2 in 2021.

He focuses on the fundamental basics of boxing and is one of life’s characters.

Winston Worrell
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Winston Worrell
Senior Academy & Recreational Boxing Coach
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Winston Worrell

Senior Academy & Recreational Boxing Coach

Winston joined Islington Boxing Club nearly 10 years ago as a coach and was previously a member of IBC back in the 1990’s as a boxer.

Winston was formally a football coach obtaining his Level 2 FA badge and used to work with Chelsea FC’s youth teams. Winston scouted for a number of London Football clubs including Chelsea and Tottenham, he coached Sunday League and Midweek Football teams.

Winston is a very enthusiastic and likeable individual and quickly went on to complete his ABA Assistant Coaches badge and later his Level 2 England Boxing course. He is one of the most well known coaches at the gym due to him regularly teaching classes at the gym which includes our Senior Academy and Recreational Boxing sessions.

Winston is a YMCA qualified Personal Trainer and holds a BBBC Professional Coaches licence.

Lucien Reid
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Lucien Reid
Senior Competitive Squad Coach, In-House PT, Senior Academy and Recreational Boxing Coach
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Lucien Reid

Senior Competitive Squad Coach, In-House PT, Senior Academy and Recreational Boxing Coach

Lucien Reid was an accomplished Amateur Boxer, winning Junior & Senior national titles and boxing internationally for England and formerly a member of Repton & West Ham Boxing Clubs before turning professional in 2015 under Matchroom Boxing.

Lucien changed management to MTK Boxing and Frank Warren promoted him in his latter contests. ‘Reidy’ competed in a total of 12 contests in the paid ranks which include two Super Bantamweight British & Commonwealth titles bouts with Brad Foster. He is currently on a break from competing and is hoping to help produce as many national champions for IBC as possible!.

Reid joined IBC in 2019 as a Youth/Senior amateur coach and has quickly bonded with the younger boxers in the Senior Squad section. Previously Lucien coached at Kent Gloves Boxing Club. He works as a Personal Trainer by trade and often very busy with his clients at the club during the day and coaches in a variety of sessions in the evenings including Recreational and Senior Academy classes.

 

Zowie Campbell
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Zowie Campbell
Junior Competitive Squad, Senior Academy, Infants & Recreational Boxing Coach
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Zowie Campbell

Junior Competitive Squad, Senior Academy, Infants & Recreational Boxing Coach

Zowie was originally a member at IBC as a Junior in the 1980’s, however he never competed in our colours but in the green & gold of Repton after moving to Bethnal Green as a Senior boxing in half a dozen contests.

When the club first began the Infants class in late 2015, Zowie was one of the first parents to come through the door to enrol his sons Cianan and Oshea to the new group. Eventually he began to help coach the Junior Competitive Squad and obtained his England Boxing coaches badges. Zowie has now really become a part of the club furniture and he mainly oversee’s the junior competitive section as one of the lead trainers. He also coaches in our Senior Academy, Infants and Recreational Boxing classes. Zowie also trains in various outreach sessions including COLA Highgate Hill and the Fighting Chance programme.

Management Committee

Mick Doherty
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Mick Doherty
Chairman, Events Manager & Committee Member
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Mick Doherty

Chairman, Events Manager & Committee Member

Mick is the Chairman and Events Manager of Islington Boxing Club. The club’s Dinner shows are largely down to his own efforts in selling the tables for our events which we hold twice per year. Mike has set the bar high for the quality of standard of our shows and he is proud of his charitable fundraising efforts.

Mick boxed for 9 years as a junior and senior boxer for Tottenham & District ABC and Finchley ABC. He competed 50 times as an amateur boxer, becoming a light-middle/middle weight when he graduated to the senior ranks. Mick’s achievements include Middlesex Schoolboy Champion (3 times), Southern Area NABC champ, NW Division Junior ABA champ, National NABC semi-finalist and London Rep. His younger brother Tom Doherty also boxed for the Islington Boys Club and became a NABC Finalist.

Mick is currently the landlord of the Islington Sports Bar & Grill on Holloway Road and previously ran a foreign exchange business in central London having previously been a Senior Union Official for the Post Office.

Alex Howard
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Alex Howard
Vice Chairman & Committee Member
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Alex Howard

Vice Chairman & Committee Member

Alex is the Vice Chairman of the club Committee.

 

Lenny Hagland
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Lenny Hagland
CEO, Welfare Officer, Committee Member, & Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Lenny Hagland

CEO, Welfare Officer, Committee Member, & Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Lenny started off at the club when it first began in 1974. He boxed for the club as a junior and senior boxer winning titles and international honours. He retired from competitive boxing after boxing in 66 contests. After having a short break from boxing he became a coach at the club firstly coaching the club’s successful junior team of the 1980’s and early 90’s before becoming a Senior coach where he has remained since. Lenny now has over 30 years experience of coaching boxing. He has gone through every stage of this club from boxer, coach, matchmaker, chairman, welfare officer and now holds the role of C.E.O.

It’s not often you don’t see Lenny in the gym, working hard away at his job in keeping the club going. Lenny is the longest serving member of the club, and there is very little that he does not know about the club and it’s running.

Steve O'Neill
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Steve O'Neill
Club Treasurer & Committee Member
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Steve O'Neill

Club Treasurer & Committee Member

Steve is the Treasurer of IBC

Dave Cavanagh
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Dave Cavanagh
Committee Member & England Boxing Supervisor/Judge
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Dave Cavanagh

Committee Member & England Boxing Supervisor/Judge

Dave, who was originally born and bred in Liverpool but definitely a ‘Blue Nose’ (Everton fan), has been associated with the club for a number of years. He was often seen training in the gym to keep his hand in from his previous boxing days. His passion for boxing and his love for the sport has seen him take on the voluntary roles of Grade B Judge and Grade C Supervisor within London Boxing. Dave has been a committee member since 2017.

Doni Spiro
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Doni Spiro
New Build Project Manager & Committee Member
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Doni Spiro

New Build Project Manager & Committee Member

Doni is the New Build Project Manager. Doni’s involvement with the club started  roughly 9 years ago when club coach Roy Callaghan introduced him to the gym and Doni has been training at IBC at least twice per week ever since.

Doni was instrumental is arranging and raising the funds for our club trip to South Africa in 2013 and with his extensive knowledge has brought into the club some very sponsors and supporters of the club. Doni is working behind the scenes on the clubs New Build Project and was elected onto the committee in 2016.

Patrick Berryman
Patrick Berryman
Management Committee Member & Vice President
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Patrick Berryman

Management Committee Member & Vice President

Bill Cox
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Bill Cox
Committee Member
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Bill Cox

Committee Member

Bill has a very extensive background in amateur boxing running in his family as his father, Bill Snr was a very high ranking official within the ABA. Bill himself has been European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) Referees and Judges Commission Secretary and leading AIBA Official. For many years he was a member of Repton BC after boxing himself for Stepney ABC.

Bill currently works for Powerday and is the lead figure in the Powerday Foundation.

Roy Callaghan
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Roy Callaghan
Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Roy Callaghan

Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Roy is one of the most experienced men in the club in terms of boxing having been involved in the ‘noble art’ for over 40 years. Roy previously boxed for St Pancras ABC as a junior & senior before turning over to the Professional game in the late 1980’s.

After a 18 bout Pro career he turned to coaching at his old amateur club for many years and also at Lion ABC. Roy joined IBC in 2011 and helps coach the senior boxers when possible and is a member of the management committee. Roy lives in Essex but commutes to be at the club Monday – Thursday.

Sabrina Edwards
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Sabrina Edwards
Committee Member & Junior Co-Ordinator
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Sabrina Edwards

Committee Member & Junior Co-Ordinator

Sabrina Edwards is one of the club’s committee members.

Paul Gibson
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Paul Gibson
Junior Competitive Squad Coach & Committee Member
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Paul Gibson

Junior Competitive Squad Coach & Committee Member

Paul Gibson is one of the club’s Junior Competitive Squad coaches and is the man behind our fantastic website design and new club logo.

“Bat & Ball” as some know him, originally became a volunteer in the Junior sessions when coaches were in short supply. Paul has now successfully completed his Level 1 England Boxing coaches badge and is planning to take the Level 2 course in the new year.

In 2020, Paul was elected to the club management committee.

Reggie Hagland
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Reggie Hagland
Manager, Matchmaker & Committee Member
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Reggie Hagland

Manager, Matchmaker & Committee Member

Reggie has been brought up in boxing as his father Lenny and Grandad Ron have both been heavily involved with IBC for many years. Reggie took a big interest in the club as a teenager after an invite from Ron to attend a Committee Meeting to ‘gain an education’.

Reggie later became a co-opted member of the clubs committee before becoming a full member of the management committee a couple of years later. His initial role at the club (which he still does today) is our Media & PR officer and has since taken on the roles of Club Manager and Competition Secretary.

As Matchmaker, he is constantly on the phone keeping our boxers active and has been key in the development of the club.

He does a lot of work behind the scenes making sure that the club is promoted on Social Media and in local press.

 

Tina Spencer
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Tina Spencer
PA & Co-Opted Member of the Committee
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Tina Spencer

PA & Co-Opted Member of the Committee

Tina was brought into the club as the PA to Lenny and works behind the scenes during the day making sure that the club is in tip top shape. Like everyone in the club, she has many roles and helps with whatever needs to be done. Tina joined the club in 2019 and is an excellent and valuable asset. Tina was previously a PA to a local headmaster for a number of years and her experience and administration skills have really helped with getting everything in order within the club office.

Academy Coaches

Winston Worrell
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Winston Worrell
Senior Academy & Recreational Boxing Coach
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Winston Worrell

Senior Academy & Recreational Boxing Coach

Winston joined Islington Boxing Club nearly 10 years ago as a coach and was previously a member of IBC back in the 1990’s as a boxer.

Winston was formally a football coach obtaining his Level 2 FA badge and used to work with Chelsea FC’s youth teams. Winston scouted for a number of London Football clubs including Chelsea and Tottenham, he coached Sunday League and Midweek Football teams.

Winston is a very enthusiastic and likeable individual and quickly went on to complete his ABA Assistant Coaches badge and later his Level 2 England Boxing course. He is one of the most well known coaches at the gym due to him regularly teaching classes at the gym which includes our Senior Academy and Recreational Boxing sessions.

Winston is a YMCA qualified Personal Trainer and holds a BBBC Professional Coaches licence.

Lucien Reid
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Lucien Reid
Senior Competitive Squad Coach, In-House PT, Senior Academy and Recreational Boxing Coach
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Lucien Reid

Senior Competitive Squad Coach, In-House PT, Senior Academy and Recreational Boxing Coach

Lucien Reid was an accomplished Amateur Boxer, winning Junior & Senior national titles and boxing internationally for England and formerly a member of Repton & West Ham Boxing Clubs before turning professional in 2015 under Matchroom Boxing.

Lucien changed management to MTK Boxing and Frank Warren promoted him in his latter contests. ‘Reidy’ competed in a total of 12 contests in the paid ranks which include two Super Bantamweight British & Commonwealth titles bouts with Brad Foster. He is currently on a break from competing and is hoping to help produce as many national champions for IBC as possible!.

Reid joined IBC in 2019 as a Youth/Senior amateur coach and has quickly bonded with the younger boxers in the Senior Squad section. Previously Lucien coached at Kent Gloves Boxing Club. He works as a Personal Trainer by trade and often very busy with his clients at the club during the day and coaches in a variety of sessions in the evenings including Recreational and Senior Academy classes.

 

Zowie Campbell
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Zowie Campbell
Junior Competitive Squad, Senior Academy, Infants & Recreational Boxing Coach
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Zowie Campbell

Junior Competitive Squad, Senior Academy, Infants & Recreational Boxing Coach

Zowie was originally a member at IBC as a Junior in the 1980’s, however he never competed in our colours but in the green & gold of Repton after moving to Bethnal Green as a Senior boxing in half a dozen contests.

When the club first began the Infants class in late 2015, Zowie was one of the first parents to come through the door to enrol his sons Cianan and Oshea to the new group. Eventually he began to help coach the Junior Competitive Squad and obtained his England Boxing coaches badges. Zowie has now really become a part of the club furniture and he mainly oversee’s the junior competitive section as one of the lead trainers. He also coaches in our Senior Academy, Infants and Recreational Boxing classes. Zowie also trains in various outreach sessions including COLA Highgate Hill and the Fighting Chance programme.

Stanley Hanson
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Stanley Hanson
Junior Competitive Squad, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach
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Stanley Hanson

Junior Competitive Squad, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach

Stanley Hanson is a former Islington boxer who had many bouts for the club as a junior boxer. Stan re-joined the club in 2020 in a coaching roll and has settled back home excellently.

Stan had spells coaching with neighbouring clubs Angel and Lion ABC but always popped in for a catch up and has never forgotten his Islington roots.

Stan coaches the Junior Competitive Squad and the Junior beginners (Academy) and Infants classes.

Stan’s son, Alfie is a carded boxer with IBC.

Derrick McCann
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Derrick McCann
Junior Academy Boxing Coach
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Derrick McCann

Junior Academy Boxing Coach

Derrick “Del” is the club’s unsung hero, helping out often with maintenance jobs around the club and has been an excellent asset to our Junior Academy sessions.

“Del-Boy” started out training in our Recreational classes during the day with Reinaldo just under 10 years ago and has developed his knowledge for the noble art over time and often assists in coaching newbies. Del is a paramedic and has trained in a variety of different skills such as plumbing, electrical and gas.

Del is one of the club’s Junior Academy coaches and has taken on the lead role with the sessions for quite some time. Del is a strict disciplinarian which is ideal for the smooth and orderly running of the junior academy classes. He is a Father of 4 of which 3 of them are members of the club.

Connor Daly
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Connor Daly
Club Captain, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach
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Connor Daly

Club Captain, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach

Connor ‘Dollar’ Daly is the current Captain of IBC and also coaches in our Junior Academy and Infants classes whilst still an active boxer.

He joined Islington in 2017 to further his amateur boxing career having previously boxed for his local club, Harrow ABC. It was only 10 days after joining as a member he was boxing in our colours for the first time on our home show and won the boxer of the night award.

Connor is one of our most dedicated boxers and is always ready to box whenever the opportunity arises and he has boxed overseas in Jersey, Ireland and Germany.

Amongst his growing accolades Connor has represented London twice, won gold medals at the Celtic and Hull Box Cups, won a London Elite title and reached the National Elite Finals in his first attempt. Connor is one of the most likeable people you could wish to meet and we feel he has a very good career ahead of him in boxing and coaching.

Infants Coaches

Zowie Campbell
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Zowie Campbell
Junior Competitive Squad, Senior Academy, Infants & Recreational Boxing Coach
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Zowie Campbell

Junior Competitive Squad, Senior Academy, Infants & Recreational Boxing Coach

Zowie was originally a member at IBC as a Junior in the 1980’s, however he never competed in our colours but in the green & gold of Repton after moving to Bethnal Green as a Senior boxing in half a dozen contests.

When the club first began the Infants class in late 2015, Zowie was one of the first parents to come through the door to enrol his sons Cianan and Oshea to the new group. Eventually he began to help coach the Junior Competitive Squad and obtained his England Boxing coaches badges. Zowie has now really become a part of the club furniture and he mainly oversee’s the junior competitive section as one of the lead trainers. He also coaches in our Senior Academy, Infants and Recreational Boxing classes. Zowie also trains in various outreach sessions including COLA Highgate Hill and the Fighting Chance programme.

Stanley Hanson
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Stanley Hanson
Junior Competitive Squad, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach
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Stanley Hanson

Junior Competitive Squad, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach

Stanley Hanson is a former Islington boxer who had many bouts for the club as a junior boxer. Stan re-joined the club in 2020 in a coaching roll and has settled back home excellently.

Stan had spells coaching with neighbouring clubs Angel and Lion ABC but always popped in for a catch up and has never forgotten his Islington roots.

Stan coaches the Junior Competitive Squad and the Junior beginners (Academy) and Infants classes.

Stan’s son, Alfie is a carded boxer with IBC.

Connor Daly
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Connor Daly
Club Captain, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach
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Connor Daly

Club Captain, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach

Connor ‘Dollar’ Daly is the current Captain of IBC and also coaches in our Junior Academy and Infants classes whilst still an active boxer.

He joined Islington in 2017 to further his amateur boxing career having previously boxed for his local club, Harrow ABC. It was only 10 days after joining as a member he was boxing in our colours for the first time on our home show and won the boxer of the night award.

Connor is one of our most dedicated boxers and is always ready to box whenever the opportunity arises and he has boxed overseas in Jersey, Ireland and Germany.

Amongst his growing accolades Connor has represented London twice, won gold medals at the Celtic and Hull Box Cups, won a London Elite title and reached the National Elite Finals in his first attempt. Connor is one of the most likeable people you could wish to meet and we feel he has a very good career ahead of him in boxing and coaching.

Club President

John Murphy
Club President

Vice Presidents

Bert Busby
Vice President
Alan Bignall
Vice President
Patrick Berryman
Vice President
Gerald Smith
Vice President
Phil Parsons
Vice President
Peter Mara
Vice President
Tim Witherspoon
Vice President (Former WBC & WBA Heavyweight Champion)
Richie Woodhall
Vice President (Former WBC Light-Heavyweight Champion)

Officials, Judges & Referee's

Amy Pu
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Amy Pu
England Boxing Referee & Judge
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Amy Pu

England Boxing Referee & Judge

Amy Pu is one of the club’s registered Referee & Judge and is currently a Grade B R&J and is looking to move up the ladder to hopefully one day regularly officiate in international contests and tournaments across the world.

Prior to Amy’s retirement from competing as an Amateur Boxer, she reached the National Development Finals at U60kgs finishing as runner up in 2017 and captained the London regional team in her last contest against Jersey in 2018. In total she boxed in 14 contests for Islington.

Kevin Daly
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Kevin Daly
England Boxing Judge
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Kevin Daly

England Boxing Judge

Kevin is one of the club’s registered England Boxing officials and is the Father of Club Captain, Connor ‘Dollar’ Daly.

Lenny Hagland
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Lenny Hagland
CEO, Welfare Officer, Committee Member, & Senior Competitive Squad Coach
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Lenny Hagland

CEO, Welfare Officer, Committee Member, & Senior Competitive Squad Coach

Lenny started off at the club when it first began in 1974. He boxed for the club as a junior and senior boxer winning titles and international honours. He retired from competitive boxing after boxing in 66 contests. After having a short break from boxing he became a coach at the club firstly coaching the club’s successful junior team of the 1980’s and early 90’s before becoming a Senior coach where he has remained since. Lenny now has over 30 years experience of coaching boxing. He has gone through every stage of this club from boxer, coach, matchmaker, chairman, welfare officer and now holds the role of C.E.O.

It’s not often you don’t see Lenny in the gym, working hard away at his job in keeping the club going. Lenny is the longest serving member of the club, and there is very little that he does not know about the club and it’s running.

Dora Penteli
Dora Penteli
England Boxing Judge
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Dora Penteli

England Boxing Judge

Dave Cavanagh
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Dave Cavanagh
Committee Member & England Boxing Supervisor/Judge
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Dave Cavanagh

Committee Member & England Boxing Supervisor/Judge

Dave, who was originally born and bred in Liverpool but definitely a ‘Blue Nose’ (Everton fan), has been associated with the club for a number of years. He was often seen training in the gym to keep his hand in from his previous boxing days. His passion for boxing and his love for the sport has seen him take on the voluntary roles of Grade B Judge and Grade C Supervisor within London Boxing. Dave has been a committee member since 2017.

Reggie Hagland
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Reggie Hagland
Manager, Matchmaker & Committee Member
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Reggie Hagland

Manager, Matchmaker & Committee Member

Reggie has been brought up in boxing as his father Lenny and Grandad Ron have both been heavily involved with IBC for many years. Reggie took a big interest in the club as a teenager after an invite from Ron to attend a Committee Meeting to ‘gain an education’.

Reggie later became a co-opted member of the clubs committee before becoming a full member of the management committee a couple of years later. His initial role at the club (which he still does today) is our Media & PR officer and has since taken on the roles of Club Manager and Competition Secretary.

As Matchmaker, he is constantly on the phone keeping our boxers active and has been key in the development of the club.

He does a lot of work behind the scenes making sure that the club is promoted on Social Media and in local press.

 

Connor Daly
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Connor Daly
Club Captain, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach
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Connor Daly

Club Captain, Junior Academy & Infants Boxing Coach

Connor ‘Dollar’ Daly is the current Captain of IBC and also coaches in our Junior Academy and Infants classes whilst still an active boxer.

He joined Islington in 2017 to further his amateur boxing career having previously boxed for his local club, Harrow ABC. It was only 10 days after joining as a member he was boxing in our colours for the first time on our home show and won the boxer of the night award.

Connor is one of our most dedicated boxers and is always ready to box whenever the opportunity arises and he has boxed overseas in Jersey, Ireland and Germany.

Amongst his growing accolades Connor has represented London twice, won gold medals at the Celtic and Hull Box Cups, won a London Elite title and reached the National Elite Finals in his first attempt. Connor is one of the most likeable people you could wish to meet and we feel he has a very good career ahead of him in boxing and coaching.