In 1953, Pat O'Reilly and the late Val Roach formed the
"St. Helens Athletic Club" in the east end of Vancouver.
The club served as the foundation for the Hastings
boxing club in 1958. Prior to the construction of the
community centre, Pat trained his boxers in the basement
of his home in Burnaby. One of the first stars of the club
was JOHN STEVENS..
During the Sixties many boxers carried the torch forward
to add an exciting chapter to the pages of amateur boxing
in British Columbia. Some notable stars were
the MacDonald clan, the Greaves boys, Danny Crawford,
Boyce family, Orlan Ralph, Clint Page, and Pat O'Reilly Jr.
Throughout the Sixties, some of the people that helped
included Dick Huber.
on the horizon, including Derek Flanagan, Brian Jones,
Dan O'Connell, Jeff Wilfong, Andy Holland, Terry McKinley,
Frank Lactatuorto, Mike O'Reilly and many more.
to replace his father Pat as the head coach, but received assistance
from the likes of Lindy Lindmoser. Throughout the Eighties,
a score of capable boxers have carried the flag of the
Some of the boxers :
Sean Murphy, Mike O'Connell, Isaac Gock, Glen Quocksister,
Michael Roach, Benito Barbato, Dave Marrello, Randy Scott,
Neville White, Rob Howe and many more.