Trinity trio recognised for excellent season

Russ Henshaw (left), Louis Hemstock and Jake Harrison (right) were honoured for their efforts last season.
Russ Henshaw (left), Louis Hemstock and Jake Harrison (right) were honoured for their efforts last season.

Trinity ABC’s boxers have been rewarded for their outstanding efforts in last season’s national championships on the eve of the new boxing season.

The Derbyshire Amateur Boxing Association last weekend presented all of its county champions with awards for winning their titles.

Super heavyweight Jake Harrison was outstanding in his novice championship run, putting together a run of quality performances as he hammered his way to the national title.

The association also awarded Harrison with a special award for winning his national title and once again putting Derbyshire in the forefront of national boxing .

Heavyweight Russ Henshaw, a national champion two years ago, took his fourth county title as he reached the Midlands final of the elite ABA championship.

Henshaw once again had an outstanding season for the club, taking the outstanding boxer of the year award.

Schoolboy star Loui Hemstock was in his first ever championship and took the county title on his way to the East Midlands semi-final where he met the eventual national semi-finalist, giving him such an hard fight that he has been rewarded with a call-up to the Derbyshire ABA elite junior squad.

Meanwhile, with the new Trinity gym in full swing and bursting with talent the club are now looking forward to the new boxing season which starts on October 1.

Members are now down to serious training and all will be aiming to impress on the next Trinity promotion on Friday, October 25 at the Festival Inn, Trowell.

Club coach Scott Rafferty said: “These tournaments are always a big hit with Ilkeston boxing fans and are always a sell out. This one promises much more of the same with the club’s top stars preparing to take on the best in the country on a promotion that will also feature some of the exciting talent emerging through the ranks.

“Entry is strictly by ticket only with only 300 tickets available, and those interested should be aware that when these are sold there will be no other method of entry.”

Tickets are now on sale and can be ordered to purchase from Scott Rafferty by calling 079 56 56 55 82, or e-mailing

Adult tickets cost £15 and under 16s £5.

Sponsorship is available at £60 per contest. For more information, contact Scott Rafferty on the number above.