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The Bradford Sports Awards 2018…

Team GB Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic homecoming parade – Manchester…

Photos from Team GB Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic homecoming parade in Manchester… 


GB Olympic and Paralympic Homecoming parade





Pre-Olympic training with Team Nigeria and Team Tanzania Boxers

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.

Bradford Bulls – Boxing training session

I have been working with the Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy for a few months now, photographing the Boxers as they go about their daily training sessions.  They have recently moved into a new £300,000 training facility, which also sees many other Athletes using the Boxing equipment.  Some of the Bradford Bulls Rugby Players came along today to carry out a training session, and I was on hand to photograph them.  A selection can be seen below.  Thoughts comments and feedback is welcomed and appreciated.  Enjoy!!  x

Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy

I have been selected along with a fellow student to work with/alongside the Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy, and photograph the Boxers whilst they train in preparation for competitions.  I went along recently for a test shoot with them just to have a little practice.  A handful of my favourite photos are below.  I am really looking forward to photographing the competitions.  Thoughts, comments and feedback are welcomed and appreciated.  Enjoy!!  x