Horsham boxers head for Germany

Harry Orsini and Jack Aitkinson of Horsham ABC

Harry Orsini and Jack Aitkinson of Horsham ABC

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Young boxers Harry Orsini and Jack Aitkinson will embark on a Horsham Amatuer Boxing Club first when they head to Germany.

The two Horsham punchers will travel to Gutersloh, near Duisburg as part of a Sussex ABA tour, leaving today (Thursday), and are the first boxers from the Horsham club invited to take part in such a tour.

Harry, 14, will compete in 60kg category bouts, and Jack, 17, will compete in the 69kg category - they will accompanied on the trip by Harry’s grandfather and Horsham ABC trainer John Essex.

Dan Purchase, also a trainer at the Horsham Park-based club said: “It’s really good for the club and fantastic for the individuals.

“It will be a really good experience for them.”