Southern Counties official Cannell recognised for his 25 years of service

November 24, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


Stalwart official Geoff Cannell has been recognised for his significant voluntary contribution to the sport of amateur boxing over the past 25 years.

He was presented with an award by fellow official Shaun Akehurst last Saturday (20th November) as the Southern Counties boxed off the regional finals of the Senior Development and National Amateur Championships at the Prince of Wales in Canterbury.

Three-star AIBA referee and judge Geoff recently officiated at the AIBA Men’s World Championships 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia.

As well as working at the highest levels in boxing, he has been tireless in his support of clubs and local communities across Kent, the Southern Counties and beyond.

Geoff is also hugely generous in taking the time to mentor and develop up-and-coming volunteers in the sport.