Bailey's ready for the National Boys and Girls Championship
16 year old SGS AASE Boxer Bailey Phillips commences his campaign in the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs Championship this Saturday.
Bailey from Yeovil who boxes for Downend Boxing Club, faces strong opposition from Golden Ring Boxing Club in Southampton, at Broad Plain Boys Club in Easton.
Bailey said: "I can’t wait to get going. I’m fresh from a good win against a welsh opponent last month, and now with the AASE programme I’m sure I can progress within the championships."
Bailey follows fellow students Daryl Dunne and Ewan Jenkins who despite strong performances lost out in the initial stages last weekend.
Ewan lost on a split decision to strong southpaw Brandon Stacey from Devonport, whilst Daryl faced the vastly experienced Brad Ingram from Gloucester.
Whilst disappointed, the duo recognised the value in their performances Daryl said: "Brad had much more experience than me, and I learned a lot from a very hard contest, it prepared me for the top level without doubt."
Walking over to the quarter final stages is defending National champion Elizabeth Bools with fellow AASE students Joe Bridges and Nicole Flourentzou.
SGS Head of boxing Craig Turner said: "You cannot buy experience, especially this early in the their development. The championships are vital in providing a taste of what it takes to excel."