Humph says thanks!

Jonathan Humphreys has offered his heartfelt thanks to all Ospreys supporters, players and staff who took the time to vote in the recent NatWest Community Force competition.

Thanks to all your votes, the great news is that Porthcawl & Pyle Pumas Amateur Boxing Club successfully managed to beat the competition and will receive an award of £6275 to be used to purchase new equipment.

Humphreys has headed a campaign to raise a total of £75,000 in order for the club to upgrade facilities at their base close to Porthcawl seafront. He used to train at the gym as a youngster before pursuing a career in rugby, while his son Thomas and nephew Ben Ellis are current club members. He was first taken there by his father Colin, who was the youngest ever Amateur Boxing Association champion aged just 17, before becoming a professional boxer.

Humphreys senior passed away last year, but Jonathan is working hard, along with brother-in-law Edward Ellis, to raise sufficient revenue to give the club a much needed makeover in his father’s memory.

The gym will be totally renovated by mid July 2012 and Jonathan is looking forward to taking the Ospreys squad back for another pre-season training session there during the summer.