Club Coaches

Brian John

Head Coach

Former amateur boxer and coach at St Pancras ABC

Head coach, Brian has proven to be one of the most successful club coaches in London’s amateur boxing scene; he has many national champions to his name, including 7 times national junior champion & former British Bantamweight champion Martin Power & current English Light-heavyweight champion Peter Haymer. Prior to joining Haringey in 2001, Brian boxed and coached at St. Pancras for over twenty years. His boxers have managed to win a national title virtually every year – a record to be proud of. The culmination of years of dedication to his craft was three National ABA Senior finalists in one year (2000 – 2 winners, 1 runner up). This is a feat achieved only a couple of times before in post war years. Brian is a great motivator, astute strategist, and knows what it takes to be a winner.

A major achievement of the Haringey team was triggered by Brian’s proactive approach as he initiated the idea of taking teams of boxers to compete in Box cup tournaments in Europe. That venture planted the seed for us to develop our own, much larger tournament known as the Haringey Box Cup.

Gerry Willmott MBE

Coach

Former Amateur boxer at Met Police boxing club
Coach at Met police and National Police boxing squads

Gerry is the founder of the Haringey Police Community Boxing Club and also the club secretary; he has over 30 years’ experience in the sport. He has now retired from the police service but continues his work within the club as our coach. As a boxer, Gerry represented the police in competitions internationally, was Metropolitan Police Boxing Champion and, as a coach, he has trained Met police and national police squads for matches, and tournaments around the world, including the World Police Boxing Championships.

In 2010 Gerry was awarded an MBE for his service to the Police and Boxing in Haringey.

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Kingsley Okolie

Coach

Active amateur boxer and club captain at Haringey Boxing Club

Kingsley started his boxing career at Haringey when he was 16 years old.

A hard hitting and clever boxer, Kingsley has represented our club home and abroad in over 80 contests.

As one of our senior club coaches he is also now passing on his knowledge to our junior boxing squad, and also runs the ‘recreational boxing class’ in the afternoons.

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Mark McKray

Coach

Former Haringey amateur boxer, and ex professional boxer
Fully qualified England Boxing coach.
Mark started boxing at Haringey, and went on to have over 50 contests for us before turning professional. A heavy handed and relentless boxer, saw Mark ending his boxing career with the greatest KO percentage of any Haringey boxer.
Mark now passes on his knowledge to our junior and senior boxers.

Terri Kelly

Coach/Matchmaker

Terri is known as one of the best competition secretarys (matchmakers) in the country, with her extensive knowledge of active boxers around the country. She is also secretary of London Boxing, and coordinator for female boxing in the South of England. Terri also sits on many sub committees of England boxing, where her extensive knowledge and opinions of amateur boxing matters is much sought after.