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Robert Edgett

Catégorie

Builder

Sport

Boxing

Ville natale

Dorchester

Année d'intronisation

1977

Ambassadeur Sportif

builder

Robert Edgett

MEMBRE HONORÉ

Biographie

This citation could have taken the form of a typical biographical sketch - born in 1930 in Midgic, N.B. boxing coach, Boys’ Club leader, Junior Olympic Chairman, Coach of the Year at the 1968 New England Golden Gloves… but such cold facts as these do not in any way give a view of the soul and spirit of this man. Bob Edgett was and is a superb boxing coach - just drop by the Boys’ Clubs in Sackville and Dorchester that bear his name and you will soon be convinced of that!But he was and is, first and foremost, a Builder of Boxing, of boys, of character, of international relations, and a provider of hope for men in prison and of opportunities for those who have had the good fortune to come under his guidance. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 4th, 1977

Faits rapides

  • Coached NB boxing team at Canada Winter Games in 1987, winning two bronze medals 

  • Served as the NB Junior Olympic boxing chairman from 1973-76 

  • Established a boxing club in Dorchester, NB in 1951 

  • Coached over 6,000 young fighters during his career - free of charge 

  • Recipient of the PEI Amateur Boxing Association Award in 1974 

  • Inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1977