Repton BC set for Cyprus trip

PUBLISHED: 17:18 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:50 05 October 2010

Repton's globetrotting amateur squad will add another country to their list of fighting destinations after accepting an invitation to compete in Cyprus

Repton's globetrotting amateur squad will add another country to their list of fighting destinations after accepting an invitation to compete in Cyprus next month.

The Bethnal Green club will send a six-man squad to bid for honours at the international tournament, which has attracted entries from the leading amateur nations.

"The invitation has come through the ABA so we will be sending an international-class squad for the tournament, said Repton senior coach Tony Burns.

"I have seen some of the entries for the event and we can expect some hot competition."

Repton will warm up for the trip to Cyprus with a domestic date on September 26 when the Bethnal Green club will send a team to Sunderland to face a Wearside select line-up.

Meanwhile, Repton's ranks have been boosted by the arrival of talented South London duo Ahmet Patterson and Ben Truby.

Welterweight Patterson made his mark on the ABA title trail last year, reaching the London ABA finals in Fitzroy Lodge colours before an injury forced him to withdraw from an eagerly-awaited showdown with West Ham ace Dudley O'Shaughnessy.

Flyweight Truby, from Bexley ABC, has fought some of the country's top names, including Repton's own Martin Ward (pictured) who has since moved into the featherweight class.

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