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Press Release - States of Alderney show their support for Billy Le Poullain

For immediate release: 23rd March 2018

The States of Alderney Finance Committee recently agreed a grant to support Alderney boxer, Billy Le Poullain as he prepares to attend the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia this April.

Billy will be the first ever Guernsey/Alderney boxer to compete at the Commonwealth Games and is leaving shortly for Australia where he will undertake warm weather training before his first fight on the 5th April.

Billy & Tony

Billy met with the Chairman of Finance Committee, Tony Barnes, yesterday to express his gratitude in person and said "I am extremely pleased and grateful for the funds which will help me immensely, and to have the support of the States of Alderney is just amazing."

Mr Barnes said "We, the States of Alderney, wish Billy every success at the Commonwealth Games and we hope the grant funding goes some way of assisting him as he aims to not only bring back a medal but to have continued success in the sport for years to come. I'm sure everyone here in Alderney will be watching and cheering on Billy as he competes."