Joe Duffy – St Francis Boxing Club Retirement After 50 Years Service to Boxing
Today St Francis Boxing Club based in Dundee say’s farewell to the long-serving club secretary Joe Duffy who is retiring from the Scottish boxing scene after serving 5 decades as a boxing coach, international judge and referee. Joe has also stood down as the President of the Northern District Boxing Committee and as their representative to Boxing Scotland Ltd.
The club President Jimmy Marr said, that whilst this is a sad day for St Francis Club and a great loss to Scottish boxing. Along with all at St Francis Boxing Club I am personally so proud to have one of Dundee’s finest associated with the club. Joe over the years has steered many a young boxer to international success and kept many more on the straight and narrow. Joe has also helped St Francis grow in performance and to become one of the oldest known boxing clubs in Scotland. We wish Joe and his wife Jane all the very best in retirement.
Charlie Doig one of the club Scottish internationalist currently boxing for the Scottish Elite team in Ukraine said “Joe Duffy has been a great mentor to him and his club mates”.
Boxing Scotland would like to pay tribute to Joe Duffy, a lifelong ambassador for the sport and Boxing Scotland.
CEO Chris Roberts “Joe has been an absolute stalwart to Boxing in Scotland over the years and on behalf of everyone at Boxing Scotland and the membership, I would like to thank Joe for his outstanding contribution to boxing in Scotland for well over 50 years – a truly amazing career in our sport. We wish both him and his family all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing Joe at future Boxing Scotland events as our guest”.
Norrie McVicar will take over from Joe as the new club secretary.