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England call for Jimmy
6:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Sport
WALCOT boxer Jimmy McDonagh has started the new season with a call up to the England Schoolboys’ training camp in Bradford on Friday.
The 15-year-old won last season’s Class 3, 44kgs, title, beating five opponents on the way to being crowned national champion.
He then made his debut for England at the Three Nations Championships in Warrington where he overcame Scottish champion Callum Cook in his semi-final before beating Welsh namesake Michael McDonagh in the final to win the gold medal.
Having now received a call-up to represent his country a delighted McDonagh said: “It’s great news that I am in the England squad.
“There are many tournaments coming up this season and I hope to force my way into the England team by impressing in the squads.
“I feel in good shape and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.”
Chief coach Scott commented: “Jimmy is the only boxer from the whole of the Western Counties to have been selected for this squad, so this is a great achievement for him and for Walcot ABC.
Hopefully he will continue to impress and become an England regular.”
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