At 23 years old Hamish Adkins really has got a bright future ahead of him. Another avid sports fan and player, with cricket and rugby experience at school which led to some competitive playing experience for Lowestoft and Yarmouth Rugby Club. Powerlifting was a big part of Hamish’s life for five years, which saw him compete at one stage. Interestingly, he’s also spent two years learning the art of fencing which will come in handy when it comes to boxing footwork we’re sure!
In 2019 a chance came for Hamish to better himself with a three month trip to the USA to work as a volunteer for Camp America. Hamish worked as a counsellor and sports coach at Camp Alleghany, Pittsburgh, with a new influx of between 200-300 young people aged 6 to 14 years old on a weekly basis. Hamish was allocated 20 children to work with each time. Mainly the children were from underprivileged areas and backgrounds, and they received mentoring along with all the summer camp activities. A fantastic experience which would stand him in good stead for the boxing coach role he began on his return to the UK.
Hamish clocked up some voluntary coaching experience helping his friend and full-time Ultimate Boxing coach Connor Tooke. When Connor left in the summer of 2019 to start his Applied Sport and Exercise Science degree at Brighton University Hamish was ready to use his voluntary experience to move on and take the chance of building a career with Ultimate.
The speed at which Hamish has learned the more advanced coaching techniques on the pads has been impressive. A popular figure already with the adults and juniors, we look forward to seeing him progress. Hamish has found working with the juniors an absolute breeze after his Camp America experience not to mention the seven years he spent as a voluntary Youth Club Worker with Lowestoft Community Church.
As is the case with most of our coaches, voluntary work has led to paid work, which is just reward for the time and effort he has put in purely for the love of helping people, while developing as a person and sports coach.
Having passed his Level 1 England Boxing coaching qualification he is due to take his Level 2 soon now that the mandatory 1 year as a level 1 coach has elapsed. In addition to his amateur boxing qualifications Hamish is taking his Level 3 Personal Trainer award which we’re sure will see his already large roster of PT clients grow even further.
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