Horsham boxers head for Germany

Harry Orsini and Jack Aitkinson of Horsham ABC
Harry Orsini and Jack Aitkinson of Horsham ABC

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.”