Scotty Cardle

Cardle started his career as an eight year old under the guidance of veteran boxer and trainer Eric Metcalfe at Kirkham ABC, near Preston, Lancashire. In 2003, Cardle boxed his way to the English Schoolboy Finals in Barnsley. In 2004, He was taken under the wing of his new coach and trainer Frank Ellis who remains his coach and mentor to this day. After an unbeaten year and stopping all of his opponents within the distance, he fought his way to his second National Schoolboy Championship final in Daggenham Essex.

In 2006, Cardle continued his dominant form with yet another incredible run to the Junior ABA Final where he broke the record stoppage time by stopping London's Paul Guest within 45 seconds of the first round to lift his third National title. Cardle was then awarded his first England vest and made his International debut as the only junior in the Commonwealth teams senior bill (which included the likes of James De Gale and Frankie Gavin) against Russia at London's York Hall, although he lost on points to the highly experienced Sergei Pyrhonin. Cardle went on to win a gold medal at the International Round Robin tournament in Dublin, before being made England captain for the World Cadet Championships in Istanbul where he made it to the last eight.

He rounded off the highly successful year by securing the British title in an amazing bout in the NACYP Final against West Ham's Dudley O'Shaughnessy.

In 2007, Cardle was nominated and won the prestigious OCS North West Young Sports Person of Year Award, which gave him automatic nomination for the National award, he refused to rest on his laurels and carried on his incredible form into the National Junior ABA Championships and stopped Stuart McLean of Tamworth in the second round in the finals at Crystal Palace to attain his fifth National Title.

Cardle attended the illustrious National OCS award ceremony at The Oval in London where Clare Balding announced that he was the 2007 OCS Young Sportsperson of the Year. 
In 2008, Cardle was named as a member of the Elite GB Development squad, he continued to represent his country in various European tournaments where he won Gold in Ireland, France and Hungary and went out on a high winning Gold at the 'Golden Gong' tournament in Macedonia earning the 'Best Technical Boxer' award.

In 2009, he was selected to represent England at The European Union Championships where he managed to secure the bronze medal, He was then advised by the GB coaching staff to move down a weight from Welter to Light Welter, which susequently resulted in him being promoted to the GB Podium Squad, he repaid the selectors by winning Gold at the International Round Robin in Dublin, where was informed that he had been selected for the England team at the World Championships in Milan. Cardle vehemently outpointed Henry Lawrence of Domenica 30-0, he was then drawn against the No 2 seed, Olympic Bronze medallist Alexis Vastine, Cardle pulled off one of the shocks of the tournament by comprehensively beating the Frenchman 11-4, earning his place in the last eight where he met the World No 1 Seed, Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo, Cardle lost the quarter final to the Cuban who went on to win the tournament.

In March 2010, Cardle won the Gold medal at the Commonwealth Federations in New Delhi, India.

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Having worked at events with Scott I can vouch for his professional, friendly and generally outstanding character! What can I say, us Scots are just brilliant [laughs]. He is a great athlete to have in a school working with children, I would highly recommend him for future and/or re-booking.

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