Young Victor Boxing

A man on a mission of hard toil Damien Farrell

 

About Damien Farrell and what he is doing for our aboriginal kids that are so unfortunately deprived from the luxuries we are accustomed to in the big cities like Melbourne and Sydney.
This is what Damien sent me after hearing what he has been up to and his present and past boxing involvements.


Hi Victor
I am currently focused on starting up a string of Boxing Clubs in outback North Queensland.  I am about to start to train the art of boxing and teach fitness classes to Men, Women, Girls and Boys throughout the Etheridge Shire.  I wish to promote Amateur Boxing and the great fun of getting fit whilst raising awareness of Men's and Women's Health by doing a Mother's circuit training program then a second class of school-age children, thirdly a working women's class followed by a Men's boxing class all in the one day and night consecutively in the small towns of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Georgetown, Croydon and Mt Surprise organized by the Savannah Health Services, eg. Royal Flying Doctor Clinics.  This Health Service will provide the funds to buy the Gym equipment necessary to start an Amatuer Boxing Club and for the local community to train.  The Queensland Police Service, Local Council, Sports Rec Associations, Sunstate Boxing League, Babinda Boxing Club Inc and Savannah Health Nurse Anna Burley are in full support of the project.  Our local nurse, Anna Burley is a wealth of knowledge in community health awareness and the benefits of circuit boxing training, physically, mentally and socially as we are all aware of the dangers of no exercise and obesitiy.  Meetings are underway with local authorities to promote the training and give our kids a taste of the excitement of a boxing club whilst building them up to become champion's in their own mind proving anything is achievable.  Our focus is on training, traveling and competitive boxing, seeing new towns then coming home to families with stories, memories, trophies and most importantly encouragement.  That's the aim! " The Gentleman's sport", and now in the twenty-first century, "the Ladies sport" as girl's are encouraged to compete in the AABL and Sunstate ABL Titles and Tournaments.  
Our first Tournament is booked for August 29th 2009 in Georgetown.  It is an open-air Boxing and Bullride Spectacular, with thirty nominations being accepted for the bull-ride and a ten bout Amateur Pre-matched Boxing Drawcard.  It's a family night out, which is a first in Queensland if not Australia.  Admission is affordable, $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Locals have topped up the hat as sponsors for the trophies.  I wish to thank them all for their generous donations.  Pack your swags, snags and eggs as free camping is available at the Rodeo Grounds in Georgetown.  This event is proudly brought to you by Georgetown Rodeo Committee and Babinda Boxing Club Incorporated, all being non-profit associations.  Come and see the Gold and Beef Shire and spend a weekend in this great part of North Queensland.  Invitations go out to Anthony Mundine and Danny Green to help this project come to fruition!

 

 
This is my boxing story - Damien Farrell  DOB 04/03/1973       Amateur Record  79 fights 12 losses
 
I received my first boxing gloves at age four.  I started training in Grade Two at age six in Atherton with Roy Zammitaro, a former Atherton High School Teacher.  His best boxer was Tom Fowler who later became one of Ben Pike's (ABC Radio Sports commentator) best prophets on a trip to Perth.  At the age of ten I was under the watchful eye of my father Col, who trained me along with trainer Daryl Johnson and combined we formed the Atherton Amateur Boxing Club (AABC).  My first bout was in 1986 in front of a home crowd where I "just" tasted my first success in the ring.  I boxed throughout my school days in many towns under Daryl  and under new Atheron trainer Ashley Cuppit who trained me up until Senior.  Ashley still trains today in Yungaburra and is Queensland Sunstate's head trainer with five current Australian Champions under his wing.  My first Senior Title came at age eighteen in Cairns at the Queensland Amateur Boxing League Titles.  My purple streak shined knocking out Peter Brindhouse and Justin Crawford, both in the first rounds. I helped form the Millaa Millaa Boxing Club along with Glen Taylor and Dave Brennan which were an integeral part of me becoming Queensland Welterweight Champion.  Due to me needing a more experienced trainer, I was invited to join the Babinda Boxing Club Inc under the guided hand and now the Queensland and Australian ABL President, Eric Norman.  During my time with BBC I won four more Senior Queensland Titles with two being State Golden Gloves.  I tasted defeat by top city boxers Julian Holland (Melbourne), Jamie Crampton (Cessnock) and Caine Melbourne (Sydney), all at Australian Title Levels adding Silver and Bronze Medals to the trophy shelf and the Danny Ortyan Memorial Sheild at the 1993 Alice Springs AABL Titles.  At age twenty two, I was a member of the twenty one man team which took on New Guineans in a boxing equivalent of rugby league's State of Origin showdown sending my opponant to the floor in forty seconds.  On my return, I started a young kids boxing club up in Malanda for the next eighteen months.  During this time I was trained by AABL Welterweight Champ Ross Schmidt and I exhibitioned on three occassions with World Mui Thai Kickboxing Champion Peter Brindhouse, in a Boxer Vrs Kickboxer bouts at local venues throughout the Cairns Hinterlands both promoting our own shows with results being a win/draw/loss.  Now at age 36, I am currently training for a bout againt the current AABL Middleweight Champion on August 29th 2009.  I reign from a family of boxers, my father Col Farrell was a Pro in Brisbane and boxed under the name Col Sullivan at the Stadium as a flyweight (please see database) opponents being Ollie Taylor, Irwin Dunnett and Jack Treschman just to name a few and later becoming a Jimmy Sharmen Tent Troop Boxer.  He sadly passed away in 1991.
 
I thank you you for your time, effort and help with this project Victor.
 
Regards,
 
Damien Farrell
"The Fighting Mailman" Postmaster Einasleigh
Lot 21 Parallel Street
Kidston  4871
ph - 07 40624151

 

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