KickStart gym has made a significant name for itself in the boxing world. Our fighters have always come away with Gold and Silver medals at every major tournament we have entered in.
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Manly Daily Newspaper Article 11 May 2011
"ALEX Popovic had enough of being pushed around. A couple of years ago he was getting bullied at school and decided self-defence was the answer. He joined the KickStart gym at Narrabeen under the watchful eye of trainer Tom Lambert. The youngster was in good hands. Lambert has worked privately with Wallabies number eight Wycliff Palu and Australian netballer Mo’onia Gerrard, as well as number of talented boxers across the peninsula in recent years.
Last weekend Alex showed just how much he has developed. In Queensland for the Novice Titles, the 13-year-old fought in the unfamiliar 57kg class.
Following three rounds showcasing his ability, the Narrabeen Sports High student got the nod from the judges after hammering his opponent with two standing eight counts.
“I was happy with how I went, my focus was good,” he said. “It was a big challenge fighting at that weight (57kg), I usually fight at 54kg. “Now I will work towards the Golden Glove titles in October.”
Alex wasn’t the only fighter from KickStart to return home with a gold medal draped around his neck. Another 13-year-old, Mateo Tapia, stepped up three weight divisions and took on an opponent two years older at 52kg. It didn’t matter after he had claimed the bout in three rounds.
18-year-old Timothy Vuata also was awarded a close points decision in the 60kg division, while Riley Barns won two of his three fights to finish a credible second in the 69kg division that featured 20 competitors.
Lambert was chuffed with the collective effort from his fighters. “To head up north and take on the best in Australia is always a challenge,” he said. “They should all be very proud of themselves, I definitely am.”