THE Gladiators Boxing Academy are aiming high.
The Linthwaite-based club have four boxers entered into the Junior ABA Boxing Championships in Sheffield.
Dan Hirst, Faisal Shakeel, Tom Hirst and Paddy Doyle will all compete against fighters from all over England, with the hope of becoming national champions.
The Gladiators, who were set up just last year, have a busy schedule before the ABA Championships.
Fighter Billy Holmes will make his debut in Sheffield tomorrow, while Dan, Jack and Tom Hirst will all be fighting a day later in Scunthorpe.
Tom Hirst recently became Yorkshire champion in his weight class, and there have been good victories for Paddy Doyle, Jack Hirst and Frank Wilson.
Gladiators head coach, Dennis Doyle, said “It has been a fantastic start for the club with victories for many of our boxers.
“The future looks promising for Gladiators Boxing Academy.
“It’s going to be a long and hard road if we are to claim victory on the elite boxing stage.”