Forward looking boxers clinch the Trevan Cup
By STEVE SPINKS
THERE'S nothing like the smell of a boxing gymnasium.
They're gritty, hot, sweaty little places that are a hive of activity.
Maloney's Glove Club is no exception.
Run out of one of the pavilions at the Lismore Showground, Maloney's Glove Club may not be the prettiest clubhouse in Far North Coast boxing circles, but it is one of the best.
This was proven recently when the club was awarded the Trevan Cup.
The Trevan Cup was donated by the late RH Trevan and it goes to the club with most wins for the year.
Kempsey had held it for the previous two years, but Maloney's won back the Cup for the fifth time in nine years.
Maloney's success has much to do with four outstanding young boxers who all won Far North Coast awards.
Billy Robinson (Under-15 45kg) was most improved sub-junior, Steve Roberts (Under-15 60kg) best sub-junior, James Roberts (Under-17 70kg) most improved junior, and Cliff Copeland (Open 57kg) most improved and best senior.
They are all trained under the watchful eye of Arthur Maloney and Ian Rothwell every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6.30pm in the pavilion that is not fully enclosed from the weather.
"We've been out here (the showground) for 18 months now," Maloney told The Northern Star.
"It sure does give me a lot of pleasure when we knock off some of those big Police Boys Clubs and win these trophies."
Maloney's will start put-ting the Trevan Cup on the line this month when a team of boxers attends a fight night at Condong.