Jude Moore fondly remembered at Bristol funeral service
April 14, 2023 | by Matt Halfpenny
The England Boxing National Junior Championships title belt Jude Moore won while competing for Downend was placed on the teenager’s coffin at his funeral this week.
Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets ahead of the service, held at a packed Bristol Cathedral on Wednesday.
The funeral was attended by England Boxing CEO Jerome Pels, who represented the organisation’s staff, clubs, members and volunteers who could not be there.
Jude’s brother, Ethan, a European Schools Championships silver medallist in 2019, remembered his brother fondly when speaking at the service.
“We’ve been hit with the hardest shot of all, but we need to keep moving forward just like Jude would have done,” he said.
Jude’s coach at Downend, Craig Turner, added: “Never in my 30 years of boxing had I seen such precocious talent. He was one of the city’s and nation’s great champions.”
A Go Fund Me page set up in his memory has already raised almost £11,000, while s memorial show was held at Mangotsfield School last weekend.
Jude was a two-time National Champion (Schools 2017 and Juniors 2019) represented the Three Lions at the EUBC Junior European Championships in Romania in 2017.
He was also a GB Three Nations champion and also Western Counties champion on no less than five occasions.
Moore came through the ranks of Bristol club Downend before moving to Home Counties’ Hoddesdon earlier this year.
He was a popular and well-liked member of the boxing community, who often coached and gave advice to younger boxers.
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