Talented trio star at trials

LtoR: Dahrel Duggan (13yrs, Balga), Bradley Abraham (14yrs, Balga), Dylan O'Sullivan (14yrs, Ballajura)
LtoR: Dahrel Duggan (13yrs, Balga), Bradley Abraham (14yrs, Balga), Dylan O'Sullivan (14yrs, Ballajura)

Ballajura teenager Dylan O’Sullivan won his final, as did teammate Dahrel Duggan but fellow team member Bradley Abraham was unlucky not to take out the gold.

Coach Sean Nash said Dylan overcame nerves on the first bout and won the Gold Medal becoming 2014 U17 40kg Champion, defeating Zac Bayley from New South Wales.

‘He deserved the win. After narrowly taking the first round, he picked it up in the next two, leaving no doubt who the winner was,’ he said.

Later in the same session, Bradley narrowly lost to Queenslander James Beazley.

‘This was actually one of the best bouts we have ever seen and Bradley was unlucky not to leave the ring with a gold medal,’ Nash said.

‘Both boys can be very proud of themselves as we all are. Dylan got his first Aussie title and Bradley had three bouts this week, each one better than the next, proving that he is a future star and will eventually get himself a gold.’

Teammate Duggan defeated Issac Pilon from Queensland.

‘It was a great display of boxing by the new 42kg schoolboy champion. He boxed on the back foot in the first round and it was a close round, then he went forward in the next two and left no doubt who the winner was,’ Nash said.

‘A proud coach with three boys, two gold medals and one silver; you can’t ask for better than that.’

The club is preparing for the 2015 World Junior Championships.