Before their journey down to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, Boxers from Team Nigeria and Team Tanzania were located in Bradford for around 6 weeks prior to the Games.  The brand-new facilities of the Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy; located at Bradford College, were used as their base and training ground in the lead-up to the Games.  I joined them for a few of their training sessions, photos are below.

Edith Ogoke – Nigeria’s only Female Boxer who competed in the first ever Women’s Boxing at the Olympic Games.

Edith Ogoke training with Mally McIver; one of the Boxing coaches at the Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy.

Edith Ogoke training before making her way to London to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Edith Ogoke meets the Lord Mayor of Keighley

Two Male Nigerian boxers; Lawal Lukman and Muideen Akanji were also based in Bradford in the run-up to the Games.

Training with Boxing coach Kevin Smith

With the Olympic Torch

Training with Coach Kevin Smith at the Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy.

Selemani Kidunda for Team Tanzania was also based in Bradford, and used the excellent facilities daily.

Selemani Kidunda for Team Tanzania.

Selemani Kidunda for Team Tanzania.