Tommy Coyle

Professional boxer, Hull hero

Tommy CoyleFresh from his recent 27th professional contest and third round knockout victory over Rakeem Noble at the Hull Ice Arena, we are extremely proud to introduce local boxer, Tommy ‘Boom Boom’ Coyle as our keynote speaker to deliver the Closing Address at STC2017.

Tommy made his professional debut in September 2009 and has since challenged for the Commonwealth lightweight and British super-lightweight titles. Tommy is a former WBC Silver International lightweight champion and hopes to fight for the Super-lightweight title in Summer 2017.

Tommy admits he wasn’t a big fan of education in his early years and instead spent many of his younger days grafting alongside his father on the family’s fruit and veg stall in Hull city centre. The long hours on the stall helped him develop his HSP philosophy: Hard work, sacrifice and perseverance. A never give up attitude to both life and boxing, which ensures his fights are always explosive and exciting.

You don’t have to be the most talent individual in order to achieve success, but if you’re willing to work hard, make sacrifices and persevere when things don’t go to plan, success is inevitable”

In 2015 Tommy set up The Tommy Coyle foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to inspire young people and adults in the local community through the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity. The foundation has two academies in West and East Hull which provide free sessions for all boys and girls under the age of 17.

Giving the youth of today a head start for tomorrow”

Motivated by legacy and based on his own life experiences, Tommy created the BoxClever programme to teach primary and secondary school that hard work and dedication can lead to a happier and healthier future. BoxClever provides young people with the opportunity to build their self-confidence by learning how hard work in the gym can apply to their day-to-day life, helping them face challenges and achieve their goals.

Tommy’s HSP strategy is also highly relevant to Sport, Health and Exercise students looking to get the most out of University and kick-start their early careers. So if you’re looking for some inspiration to help you achieve, Tommy will be explaining how to adopt the HSP approach and strive for success.