Barton Peveril First-Year student, Hugo Searle has won the National Development Boxing Championships (60kg).
The England Boxing National Development Championships gives up-and-coming talent at Junior and Senior levels the opportunity to showcase their skills. Searle has previously won the Southern Counties Champion title and the National Quarter Finals.
The former student of Upper Shirley High School, speaks to the Daily Echo on his achievement:
It means everything really because of all the work that we have put in. I got into boxing to lose some weight at the local gym and the passion grew more and more.
Catherine Searle, mother of Hugo Searle, speaks:
We are super proud of Hugo managing to settle so well into the College at the same time as training so hard for his boxing success