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Nia presenting trophies to winner Charlene Jones and runner-up Heulwen Evans.

Thanks to Del and Caryl Phillips of Bynea, the Welsh Amateur Boxing Association held their  Elite Championship Finals in the Selwyn Samuel Centre, Llanelli this weekend. This prestigious event brought boxing champions and their followers from all over Wales, and many were impressed by the spacious facilities offered by the Town council-run Selwyn Samuel Centre which  accommodated some 250 guests for a sit-down meal, as well as a further 400 spectators.

Speaking about the event, Nia Griffith MP said

“People commented on how you had a good view of the boxing ring from all round the hall; we should be proud of the facilities we can offer in Llanelli and encourage more high profile events to come here. Well done to all the boxers who had trained so hard to reach this standard, and to all the coaches and organisers who give up their time to make this sport accessible to people across Wales. It was a tremendous privilege for me to present the trophies to the winner of the Women’s Elite Championship, Charlene Jones from Merlin’s bridge, Pembrokeshire and to the runner-up, Heulwen Evans form Llwynhendy.”