The SCOTS on exercise in the Scottish Highlands
Army Boxing Championships

Cpl Monaghan SCOTS, currently at ITC Catterick, lead a strong young team from the Royal Regiment of Scotland to the Army Boxing Individual Championships at Aldershot in June.

Due to their respective Battalion commitments they had little time to prepare, so they met at the home of 4 SCOTS, Bourlon Barracks in Catterick; where under Cpl’s Monaghan, Matthews and Hldr Beattie (4 SCOTS) guidance they conducted an intensive training camp which utilised facilities on the Garrison and at Darlingtons Ward Degnan’s Boxing Club. They trained three times a day, including weekends and over the Jubilee Celebrations in preparation for the Championships.

Their achievements were outstanding:

Fus Mullen, 2 SCOTS – Lt Welterweight (62kg) fought the experienced Hutchins of 3 REME defeating her on a split decision to become the first female SCOTS Boxer to become an Army Champion.


Fus Lamont, 2 SCOTS – Was unfortunately injured and unable to fight in Aldershot but is one to look out for.


Pte Cooney, 3 SCOTS – Lt Welterweight (67kg). Pte Cooney (18) fought the very experienced Cpl Gurung of Pirbright ATR but his enthusiasm even after winning the first round was no match for Gurung who won on a unanimous decision.

Pte Cooney v Cpl Gurung


Hldr Anderson, 4 SCOTS – Lightweight (60kg) fought Sig Symons of 30 Signal Regiment in the final. This started as a slow and cage fight fight but soon warmed up with both boxers displaying great skill and determination. Hldr Anderson shaded it, winning on a split decision to be crowned Army Champion.

Hldr Anderson crowned Army Champion


Hldr Barclay, 4 SCOTS – Lt Welterweight (63.5kg) fought Rfn Duncalf of 2 RIFLES and in spite of dominating the fight throughout was beaten on a split 3-2 points decision due to some eye-catching shots which occasionally got the referee involved! Despite this the Army Boxing Coaches were impressed with Barclay.

Thanks must go to WO2 Pew 2 SCOTS, Lisa McFayden (Physio) Arrgy and Andre and all boxers at the Ward Degnan’s Boxing Club for their support which saw Fus Mullen and Hldr Anderson crowned Army Champions and along with Hldr Barclay being selected to join the Army Development Boxing Team.