Respects paid to Southern Counties’ Turner
September 18, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing is saddened to learn of the death of well-known and highly-respected boxing coach Tenny Turner, aged 53.
He formed and was Head Coach at Southern Counties club Turner’s Boxing Academy in Camberley.
Prior to that, Tenny competed as an amateur for Basingstoke ABC, boxing in the 1980s along with the likes of Stuart Gill (Regional Registrar for the Southern Counties), Peter Hopcraft (Crawley ABC coach) and Mick Driscoll (England Performance Coach).
Tenny is pictured in the corner of Ben Litwin, a finalist at this year’s England Boxing National Amateur Championships.
“He was a genuinely brilliant coach who could always be trusted,” said Gill.
“I’ve spoken to so many coaches and people about Tenny today, and everybody has said the exact same thing – he will be sorely missed. RIP Tenny.
Southern Counties Club Support Officer, Avoen Perryman, said: “He was truly a very happy and well-respected coach who could light up the room with his smile.”