Wreck Room Director and Head Boxing Coach
Cam is one of the leading boxing coaches in New Zealand; his coaching career has spanned over thirty years and seen him training some of NZ’s pre-eminent amateur fighters. After becoming the youngest qualified coach in the country at the tender age of 17, he trained his first NZ champion one year later. Since then, he’s produced more than 70 national champions, numerous Oceania champions, three Olympians (including the 5th-placed Alexis Pritchard and Bronze Medalist David Tua) and is currently the NZ National Womens Coach. He’s also the real brains behind the Wreck Room (ed note: disputed).
2015 saw Cam become the only boxing coach in Australasia with 3-star AIBA certification – the highest level of accreditation provided by all three factions of the AIBA, APB-Professional Boxing, WSB-World Series Boxing, and AOB-Olympic Boxing. And we’ve got him in our backyard, developing a consistently strong string of amateur fighters out of Wreck Room.
Beyond his obvious technical knowledge, Cam’s coaching ability is defined by his skill in reading people and assessing their strengths and weaknesses. He also has a finely tuned bullshit detector (do not ever think you can cheat in training with him. Cam sees all!), and prides himself on being completely honest in an overly PC world.
Believe it or not, Cam does have a life outside of boxing though – he has a passion for rock climbing, dabbles in a bit of online gaming, is an avid reader, and is above average at scrabble. Seriously. Try him.
Cam’s signature words to live by are literally written on the walls of Wreck Room… saving lives since forever.