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RICK ELLIS

 

Ringside Gym is a full time commitment as a business. The Gym has been in existence since 2005 and helped support my philosophy of health and wellbeing being made available for everyone. Ringside Gym also provides a strong grounding for the development of aspiring young boxing athletes.

My involvement with boxing has spanned over forty years beginning with club and then regional level of competition. A commitment to coaching has allowed me to be part of many athletes achieving their dreams and aspirations, whether the achievements have been successful or not, every journey great or small has shaped me as a coach and a person. My credentials have allowed me to transition my passion to Ringside Gym and on to our clients.

Rick is Head Coach of Hamilton Central Boxing Club (HCBC), holds a Level Two Coaching Accreditation from Boxing New Zealand and has had success at both national and international levels if competition. He is the President of Waikato Boxing Association and Executive Member of the New Zealand Coaches Association.

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • National Championships / Golden Gloves / Regional - Gold

  • Oceania Elite – Gold / Silver / Bronze

  • Oceania Youth – Silver

  • Ringside World Championships – Silver / Bronze

  • Arafura Games – Gold

  • New Zealand National Championship – Best Youth, Jameson Belt (2014)

  • Felix Sturm Cup, AIBA, Poland – Bronze (2014)

  • Vllaznia Cup, Albania – Gold (2014)

  • Commonwealth Games – Gold (2014)

  • World Championship representative – three times

  • 2015 – Waikato Sports Awards – Awarded 2014 Tompkins Wake Coach of the Year

  • 2015 – Waikato Sports Awards - David Nyika awarded the Arrow Sports Man of the Year

  • 2015 – Waikato Sports Awards – David Nyika awarded the Brian Perry Supreme Sports Person of the Year
        

ACCREDITATIONS

  • 2015 - Waikato Sports Awards - Awarded 2014 Brian Perry Coach of the Year at the year

  • 2015 – Waikato Sports Awards - David Nyika Awarded the Sports Man of the Year and 2014 Supreme Sports Person of the Year at the 2015 Waikato Sports Awards

  • Executive Member of New Zealand Coaches Association

  • Hamilton Central Boxing – Head Coach 30 years

  • President of Waikato Boxing Association – 2002 to present

  • Regional coach Waikato Boxing Association

  • Level 2 Accreditation January 2003

  • Level 1 Accreditation November 1990