Tony Burns MBE

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During his 45 years at Repton BC, ‘The Legendary’Tony Burns has coached the Great World champion John H, Stracey passed through his hands; World light-middle-weight champion Maurice Hope and 2000 Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison.

During the time he has been at Repton, around 300 boxers have won National championships and 10 have represented their country at the Olympic Games.

Born in Bridgend, Wales, Tony is a member of the well known Burns, East End family where he has lived for over 60 years. He boxed 22 times for Wales as a Repton boxer and is a former Welsh national champion.

Tony has attended to 11 Olympic Games including London 2012 in the Capacity of Coach, adviser and consultant to The British Olympic Team over that period.

In March 2009 Tony was summoned to Buckingham Palace to be awarded an MBE, by The Queen , for his dedication and services over 41 years to Amateur Boxing.

Tony Burns is The Senior coach and Matchmaker at The Repton and can be found in the Gym most nights of the week keeping a watchful eye on Budding world Champions!

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