May 2017

Winners take it all at AASE Boxing Graduation

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Some of the best young boxers from all over the UK descended on UCB  for the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) Boxing Graduation Awards.

The Apprenticeship, which is offered via UCB's Boxing Academy, is delivered alongside students’ Level 3 Sports Studies qualification and is designed to train young people to become excellent athletes in their chosen field. UCB’s academy, and indeed the awards themselves, are both run in partnership with England Boxing. The aim is to coach those with the most potential to become elite boxers who may one day represent their country.

There was no shortage of potential as the winners of the AASE Boxing Graduation Awards came to collect their titles.

One such winner was rising star Ben ‘the Bomber’ Vaughan, a UCB Sporting Excellence student who came home with the honour of Best Boxer for First Year AASE Boxers.

When asked how he felt at the ceremony, Ben said:

“I just feel honoured, really, to have won such a prestigious award against such tough competition.

“Hopefully, I’ll be able to come back and do it all again next year.”

Ben hopes to follow in the footsteps of former UCB Boxing Academy star Carl Fail to join the Podium Potential Team for the 2020 Olympic Games – something the director of AASE, Lisa Godwin, claims is within reach for all of the winners:

“We expect those who win awards at the AASE Boxing Graduation today to go on to great things – whether that’s fighting for England at the Olympic Games, going on to coach the sport themselves or simply having something really impressive to put on their CV alongside the sporting qualification they’re already working to gain.”

To find out more about UCB’s Sporting Excellence Apprenticeship, as well as the Sports Studies qualifications on offer at the institution click the link here

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