YOUNG Bradford boxer Patrick Coleman earned a National Schoolboy Championship title at his first attempt.

The 13-year-old has had just four fights so far and has won three of them.

Laisterdyke Boxing Club coach Matt Nelson said: "He's showing real promise. He's quite small and boxes at under 30kg, the same as his 11-year-old brother. I think he'll do really well as he progresses.

"The club only opened 18 months ago, so this is really our first year of competition. We entered seven lads, who were all Yorkshire champions – Patrick and his brother Quie, Jack Lambert, Jack Deacon, Billy Hughes, Alfie Leahy and David Mooney.

"Five of the lads got through to the semi-finals of the competition at Trafford Park in Manchester, which is a great achievement.

"Patrick got a walkover to the finals, where he boxed Frazer Armstrong from Waterfront Boxing Club in the East Midlands, winning by unanimous decision and winning the golden gloves."

The Laisterdyke club have 15 registered boxers coached by Nelson, David Clancey and Dean Lambert.