Arktek are proud to have a partnership with local boxer, Kiaran Macdonald, who will be competing in the Commonwealth Games this week with the aim of representing Team GB in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris!
Arktek have had an active partnership with Kiaran for over five years, and we are proud to promote local talent. We are dedicated to being active members of our local community, and work with numerous North East individuals, organisations, and charities.
Kiaran began his training at the Sunderland Amateur Boxing Club. He received two national titles in 2016 and 2017, competed in the 2021 World Championships, and recently won silver in the European Championships 2022!
In an interview with ITV news, Kiaran said, “I feel a real sense of pride and honour and I can’t wait to go and represent my country at the Commonwealth Games. It’s massive.
“I’ve done World Championships and European Championships which are sole boxing events, but the Commonwealth Games are a multi-sport event and I really hope all the athletes get the same backing as the athletes did for the London 2012 Olympics.”
Two other North East boxers, Joe Tyers and Savannah Stubley, will also compete in the Commonwealth Games this year. The team of 14 athletes are part of the World Class Programme (WCP) for Boxing and the GB boxing squad that trains at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
Watch Kiaran and the team compete in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games by registering on this link. The boxing will take place at Birmingham’s NEC venue from Friday 29 July through to Sunday 7 August.
Best of luck to Kiaran and Team GB!
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