Karol Itauma, Youth Olympic Champion
Although it has taken lot of time and effort from the coaches, to help Karol to reach Olympic standard, he really is a coaches dream. Karol has the rare mix of natural athletic ability and high level of dedication. As a coach, you often come across one, but rarely both in the same boxer. He is so committed, we literally have to tell him to have days off training, to avoid injuries and burnout!
Credit needs also to go to Karols parents, as they have put their trust in the coaching team from day one. Although they have supported him by taking him to England camps around the country on weekends etc, they have left all his club training down to us and have never questioned St Marys coaching decisions.
Karol is such a respectful and humble young man, he truly is a pleasure to train. He even helps out coaching in our young beginner sessions, when he is not at England camps. 'King' Karol is an inspiration to every member of St Marys and the local Medway community, that if you work hard enough, dreams really can come true.
To say St Marys are proud of Karol, would be an understatement!
Hopefully winning youth Olympic Gold boosts his profile further and the local community support him and follow his journey.
As he turns senior on January 1st 2019, Karol will now have increased equipment and training costs involved for suitable sparring etc, so any local businesses who are interested in tax deductible sponsorship opportunities should call 07796647045
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