Boxer Scott Cardle (18) from Lytham St Annes was named OCS Young Sports Person 2007 at the star-studded awards ceremony on 22 November at the Brit Oval and received his award from current WBC world light-welterweight champion Junior Witter. OCS Regional winner for the North West, Scott, who trains at Kirkham Amateur Boxing Club, was named Overall Winner for 2007 despite stiff competition from a field of outstanding young finalists.
Three times winner of the ABAE National Junior Title, the young boxer captained the England Cadet team in the World Championships and is a member of the Team GB Olympic development squad, aiming to represent Great Britain at the Beijing and London Olympics. Scott, who trains by running over sand dunes, and making at least two or three trips to the gym every day, has achieved his success despite having to undergo surgery for a lifelong leg length discrepancy, resulting in one leg growing faster than the other. Scott’s OCS Award includes a funding package worth £10,000 over three years, and another £2,500 will be going to his club.