Sandwell boxer Amaan Ghulam won his category at the England Boxing National Youth Championships in February to become number one in the country and represent England in this summer’s GB Three Nations competition.
Amaan, who is from Warley, is top in the Male Youth, Under-51kg category.
The 17-year-old started boxing aged eight and began his competitive career aged 11 at Warley Amateur Boxing Club where he still trains today.
Amaan says: “Training at Warley has offered me many opportunities, including being able to travel all around the country to box.
“None of this would have been possible without being consistent in my training and being committed to the sport of boxing.”
Amaan puts his success down to a mixture of talent and determination, backed by the coaches and team at his club. He says: “They showed immense commitment towards me, and this continues with their support and guidance, which have enabled me to reach my current level.”
Amaan hopes that his success will demonstrate to other young people in Sandwell what personal motivation and support from a team like Warley Amateur Boxing Club can achieve. He hopes to be a role model for other young boxers, helping them to strive towards their goals.
It’s incredible to have a number one boxer from here in Sandwell and we know we’ll see more of this rising star in the future.