Repton announce Norway trip

PUBLISHED: 11:32 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:58 05 October 2010

Repton boxers will compete in Scandinavia next month after ditching earlier plans to attend a tournament in Jordan

Repton boxers will return to Scandinavia next month to take part in an international tournament in Norway after ditching earlier plans to attend a competition in Jordan.

The Bethnal Green club's committee have decided to turn down the invitation to attend the multi-nations tournament in Amman because of the unrest in the Middle East.

"With the trouble in Gaza, the Repton committee did not think it was advisable to send a team to the event," said senior coach Tony Burns.

The Bethnal Green brigade will now travel to Norway following a successful trip to Scandinavia last year.

The club will be sending a combined team of five junior boxers and five seniors for the three-day international tournament, which begins on February 13.

Repton boxers will also be in action closer to home at the London Schools finals tournament on Sunday (1pm).

The finals will pit the winners of the recent North East London championship bouts against the champions from the three other London divisions at Dagenham's Goresbrook Leisure Centre.

Meanwhile, Luke 'Freddie' Turner has made a return to the Repton gym and looks set to enter the ABA championships in the club's squad when the national title trail starts in March.

Turner was a title winner in the Bethnal Green club's colours earlier in his boxing career, before moving on for spells at West Ham and Peacock boxing clubs.

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