Tuesday, December 11, 2012

THE WALLY DOERN BOXING STORY

THE WALLY DOERN BOXING STORY:
by brian zelley.

Introdution

Looking back over the years, we can 
break the Wally Doern boxing story
and his 2 Rivers Boxing Club into
two very interesting parts.

Before 2009, Wally was one of the many 
former boxing coaches that had been 
part of the boxing scene of  British Columbia
and over the years, up to the early 2000 to 2009 period, he had been
recognized by many as being a caring and excellent boxing coach
and the teacher of life skills to his many boxers.  As expected,
Wally had earned his share of awards and recognition along with
the boxers of 2 Rivers in Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada.





The New Beginning - 2009


Through the desire of former boxers and trainees of the club,
a new journey would begin for Wally with the revival of 2 Rivers
in 2009 thus beginning a fresh new journey along with past boxers
and a new family of new trainees that would start their own
boxing journey with the help of Wally and the dedicated and
caring members of the club.


The Next Bend In The Road 

Beyond today, the next stop along the boxing highway will be
the hosting of a boxing card in a few days at the Bouchie Lake Hall.


Back To The Beginning Years of 2 Rivers


*This part of the story will take us back in time
 pre-2009 through the records and the golden
 memories of those that were there
 for the journey that would
change all of their lives forever. 

*Part of any great coach and club is the
time and effort of hosting a major
Provincial tournament.  Over the
years in the early years in after the
start of the new beginning, Wally
and 2 Rivers would host many a 
tournament from Bronze Gloves,
to Silver Gloves and Buckskin Gloves.
But, their basic contribution was those
many club shows that were well
appreciated by fans, friends, officials
and through the voices of other
boxing clubs scattered throughout
the Province.





Victory at the end of  the match:












BC Team In the calm before the storm:












The Here and Now between 2009 to 2012

This part of the story looks an the New Beginning and the journey
from the revival to the December 2012 boxing show,

The Coach in Action:

In The Gym - Wally shows them the way:


















In The Dressing Room Drama - demonstrating a move or two



















In The Ring: Between Rounds
















At the tournament between the bouts:




















From The Treasure Chest Of Golden Memories



This part of the story is an opportunity for the many to reach back 
to their own treasure chest of golden memories with a focus on
the role Wally Doern has played in their boxing journey and life skills.

FROM THE WORDS OF A FORMER PRESIDENT OF
BOXING BC and BOXING CANADA:


BRITISH COLUMBIA AMATEUR BOXING HALL OF FAME:
Round One of the Hall of Fame Journey -  the 2013 Nominees:

Wally Doern is one of  29
listed nominees for 2013
There are no guarantees
that he will be picked.
In the Builders category
there are some quality names:

Boyd Bayne
Dick St. Louis
Ed Williams
George Nepper
Ian Gibson
Jim Gallagher
Jim Howie
Ralph Galloway
Ron Whalley
Stan Smith
Todd Alain
Vic Murdoch
Wally Doern



friends of 2 Rivers boxing past and present.





BEYOND THE SELECTION PROCESS:

























***  THANKS TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE 
BEEN A PART OF THE BOXING STORY AND 
JOURNEY OF 2013 INDUCTEE ***
WALLY DOERN, a worthy Builder
of Amateur Boxing, and a worthy 
inductee in 2013 of our own
BRITISH COLUMBIA AMATEUR
BOXING HALL OF FAME.







Breaking News

Wally has agreed to accepting a position of
one of the honourary directors for
BC Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame
effective immediately Feb. 2014


A video presentation:
* prepared July 2014





More News: 2017

Wally wins big award
for what he does for
the sport and community



2 comments:

  1. zrecently added a video that relates to his nomination and selection.

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