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Our Awards

The Naenae Youth Charitable Trust, Naenae Boxing Academy and many of our Members have worked hard and been rewarded with achievements over the past few years.

Check out below to see how they have been recognised.

NAENAE BOXING ACADEMY ACHIEVEMENTS

2016  

  • Prime Minister the Right Honourable John Key visits the NBA
  • Awarded the Vodafone Foundation NZ Extension Partnership Grant for three years enabling us to carry on our National Advisory Service work
  • Held our first National Advisory Service (NAS) Coaching Hui
  • One Member represents NZ in the Olympic Qualifying Games in China
  • Manawatu Champs – 2 Golds, 1 Most Scientific Youth Boxer
  • Wellington & Hutt Valley Champs – 1 Gold
  • NZ National Championships – 2 Golds
  • Billy awarded The Warehouse Community Hero 2016 for the Greater Wellington region
  • Billy selected as Boxing NZ High Performance Coach for the Central Region
  • One Member becomes Australian Golden Gloves Elite Lightweight Champion
  • One Member becomes NZ Golden Gloves Junior Novice U54kg Champion
  • Two members complete an Outward Bound ‘Mind, Body & Soul’ Course at Anakiwa
  • One Member completes an Outward Bound ‘Recharge’ Course for Alumni at Anakiwa
  • Two of our Probationary Coaches progressed to Level 1 Coaches
  • One of our members selected as a Prefect at Naenae College in 2017

 

2015

  • North Island Golden Gloves – 3 Golds (1 Unopposed) & 1 Silver
  • Billy and half a dozen NBA boys acted in a music video for L.A.B Music called “28 months later”
  • One NBA Member chosen to compete at the Samoa Youth Commonwealth Games to be held in September 2015
  • Royal NZ Police College Recruit Wing 292 visit the NBA in June
  • Wellington & Hutt Valley Champs – 3 Golds, Most Scientific Boxer & Coach
  • Our Head Coach at the Cannons Creek Boxing Academy, Latu Talu is awarded ‘Migrant of the Year 2015’ at a prestigious NZAMI event in Auckland
  • Third successful Black Tie Fundraising Dinner at the Pipitea Marae, Thorndon with 372 people in attendance and special guest speaker Billy Graham, theme – ‘Homegrown’
  • NZ National Championships – 1 Gold & 1 Silver
  • One Member awarded the Hutt City Youth Award – Overcoming Adversity Category

 

2014

  • One NBA Member selected to be Head Boy for St Bernards College 2014
  • Set up of Cannons Creek Youth Charitable Trust
  • Two coaches & four boys travel to USA to train at US Air Force Academy, Colorado and with martial arts instructors in Cincinnati plus visit Muhammad Ali Centre in Kentucky
  • Kerri Graham awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award by the Rotary Club of Hutt City
  • Royal NZ Police College Recruit Wing 283 visit NBA in March         
  • Billy Graham awarded a second Kiwibank Local Heroes award
  • Three of our probationary coaches achieve their Level One Coaching qualification
  • One NBA Member completes Outward Bound “Connect” Leadership Course at Anikiwa
  • Cannons Creek Boxing Academy Opening
  • Two NBA Members complete Outward Bound “Mind, Body & Soul” Course at Anikiwa
  • Royal NZ Police College Recruit Wing 286 visit the NBA in August
  • Wellington Hutt Valley Championships - 1 Gold
  • Our Coaches came Runner Up in the "Education - Child and Youth Development" category of the "Wellington Airport 2014 Regional Community Awards"
  • New Zealand Boxing Championships - 1 Gold
  • Billy Graham nominated for the "Dominion Post Wellingtonian of the Year Awards" under the "Community Service" category

2013

  • One NBA member selected to be Deputy Head Boy for Naenae College 2013
  • One NBA member selected to be Deputy Head Boy for Wainuiomata High School 2013
  • One NBA member selected to be School Prefect for Hutt intermediate School 2013
  • One NBA member completes Rotary RYLA course
  • Royal NZ Police College Wings 276 and 279 visit Naenae Boxing Academy in March and    August
  • “Making Champion Men” is one of nine NZ non-fiction books included in the NZ Rights  Catalogue to be presented at Book Fairs around the world.
  • Three NBA members complete Blue Light Youth Skills Course at Trentham
  • North Island Golden Gloves: 2 Gold
  • Wellington Boxing Champs; 2 Gold
  • Three NBA members complete Outward Bound course at Anikiwa
  • One NBA member completes Rotary RYPEN course in October
  • One NBA member competes at the AIBA World Junior Boxing Championships in Kiev, Ukraine and Billy Graham attends as one of the New Zealand coaches
  • 40 national youth court judges from throughout NZ attend a Naenae Boxing Academy training session and share dinner with our senior members

2012

  • New Zealand Boxing Championships:  1 Gold, 1 Silver
  • North Island Golden Gloves:  1 Gold
  • Wellington Boxing Championships:  3 Gold
  • One NBA member selected for a NZ Junior Youth Boxing team to Tahiti
  • Two NBA members complete Outward Bound course at Anikiwa
  • Fourteen NBA members complete Blue Light Youth Skills Course at Trentham
  • One NBA member selected to be Head Boy for Heretaunga College 2012
  • Royal NZ Police College Wings 272 and 275 visit Naenae Boxing Academy
  • Second successful Black Tie Fundraising Dinner at the Wellington Town Hall with 490 people in attendance and special guest speaker Li Cunxin
  • Li Cunxin attends special function at Naenae Boxing Academy for our members
  • Billy Graham’s second book ‘Making Champion Men’ published
  • One NBA Member selected as Outward Bound Ambassador

2011

  • New Zealand Boxing Championships:  2 Gold
  • North Island Golden Gloves:  3 Gold, 1 Silver
  • One NBA member completes Rotary RYPEN course
  • Two NBA members complete Outward Bound course at Anikiwa
  • Billy Graham receives national “New Zealander of the Year Local Hero” award
  • Naenae Youth Charitable Trust finalists in the national Trust Power Community Awards
  • Billy Graham made Patron of NZ Royal Police Wing 269
  • Royal NZ Police College Wing 269 visit Naenae Boxing Academy

2010

  • New Zealand Boxing Championships:  1 Gold
  • North Island Golden Gloves:  1 Gold, 1 Silver
  • Wellington Boxing Championships:  1 Gold
  • One NBA member completed Outward Bound course at Anikiwa  
  • Billy Graham earned his Grade 2 Coach’s License   
  • Inaugural Black Tie Fundraising Dinner at the Wellington Town Hall; a very successful evening with 480 people in attendance and special guest speaker Peter FitzSimons
  • Billy Graham receives New Zealander of the Year Local Hero award for Wellington region
  • Naenae Youth Charitable Trust won the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for: Sport and Leisure for Lower Hutt; Supreme Award for Lower Hutt; Sport and Leisure for Wellington; Supreme Award for Wellington

2009

  • New Zealand Boxing Championships:  1 Silver
  • Australian Golden Gloves senior title
  • Wellington Championships:  3 Gold, Most Scientific Junior, Most Scientific Senior, Most Scientific Coach
  • Inaugural “Naenae Boxing Academy’s Got Talent” event
  • Big Splash Two; The Trust assisted with finishing off the repainting of retail shops in Naenae at no cost to the retailers, to improve the retail image of Naenae.

2008

  • New Zealand Boxing Championships:  1 Silver
  • Big Splash One; The Trust instigated and assisted with the repainting of retail shops in Naenae at no cost to the retailers, to improve the retail image of Naenae.
  • One NBA member completes Rotary RYPEN course

2007

  • New Zealand Boxing Championships:  1 Gold, 1 Silver   
  • North Island Golden Gloves:  2 Gold, 2 Silver
  • Billy Graham awarded Rotary’s ‘Paul Harris Fellowship Award’ for his work with youth in Lower Hutt

 

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