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Coach Type: Senior CoachGary started boxing at the age of 11, at St.pancras boxing club, where the master, George Odwell trained him.
When George left & went with Dave Odwell (His younger brother and 1976 Olympic team Captain) to Repton, he stayed another year,where darkie smith trained him & guided Gary to a national schoolboy final. In 1974 Gary went to Repton,where Billy Taylor trained him. Darkie Smith went to Repton a year later. Along with Billy Taylor & Darkie Smith, Gary won two ABA London Junior Titles, two London Feds Titles,& three London schoolboy titles. Gary turned senior in 1977 under the watchfull eye of Tony Burns & George
Odwell. Gary won The Port of London Novice title, represented London v army, captained a team from Tower Hamlets v Liverpool select. Gary retired from boxing in 1984 & started coaching the seniors with Tony Burns & George, thanks to the help from Billy Taylor. In 1992 Gary stopped coaching when his 2 sons Sam & Charlie were born. In 2004 , Gary went back to coaching seniors at Hornchurch for two seasons and then in 2007 he returned back to the Repton and has never looked back. Once a Repton Man you'll always be one !