Banchory boxer Drew Robertson is delighted with the news that he has been selected to box for Scotland, on June 10 at the British championships.
Drew said he was “blown away” when his coach Philip Brown phoned to tell him to get back into full training as he had been awarded a vest for Scotland at the championships.
Drew has already been down to Glasgow to train with the Scottish team where he sparred reigning Scottish champion Billy Dogan, who had beaten Drew in a close tussle in his last bout.
Drew said: “It’s amazing to think this only my second season at boxing and all ready I’m being awarded the opportunity to box for my country.
“I now know what is required to box at this level. After being in with Billy I learned so much from that bout and would welcome a return fight.”
Drew said he followed a couple of his Banchory pals along to Kincorth Amatuer Boxing Club and took an instant shine to the sport.
“It’s a great club, the coaches are great and we have a great team who all help each other out, pushing each other in everything we do.”
Drew added: “This chance has came along and I aim to grab it with both hands. My coaches have told me that this is just the beginning of a road that they hope will lead to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.”
Drew is an apprentice builder who only this week has changed employer and now works for Doug Skene Builders.
He said: “I have just started working for Doug and I’m already asking for a day off but I can assure him I take my work as seriously as I do my boxing and I want to bring the gold medal home to Banchory.”
Anyone interested in boxing for Kincorth Boxing Club can contact Lyn on 07890 598065.