Boxing/Kickboxing Coach Founder of Stockade Training Centre
Garry (‘Gazza’) Hamilton trained and competed as a kickboxer in the UK for over 10 years, becoming a British Kickboxing Champion. He migrated to Australia in 1995 and obtained a degree in sports science from the University of Canberra. A short time later, he started a kickboxing school at the Deakin Health Spa. In the late 90s, Gazza started the Underground Boxing Gym with close friend Michael Hodkinson. The Underground Boxing Gym would later become The Stockade Training Centre.
As a professional trainer, Gazza has trained Australasian, Australian and NSW state professional champions. As a coach, he has taken a number of athletes to success at the following events:
Michael Ninness Gold Medallist
Gerard O’Mahony Silver Medallist 2002 NZ
Gerard O’Mahony Gold Medallist
Karen O’Brien Gold Medallist
Claire Ghabrial Gold Medallist
Kirsteen Maclean Gold Medallist 2003 Tahiti
Monique Suraci Gold Medallist 2018 Samoa
Michael Ninness 2002 Manchester
Gerard O’Mahony and Stephen Rudic Bronze Medallist, 2006 Melbourne
Alexey Mukhin 2010 India
David Toussaint 2007 Jnr Cmlth Games Wales
Amazea Enyi 2014 Jnr Cmlth Games Samoa
Gerard O’Mahony 2004 Athens & 2008 Beijing
Gerard O’Mahony 2007 Chicago
Nina Schuster (Silver Medallist) and Mattie Schuster 2014 Bulgaria Jnr World Championships
In 2002, Gazza represented Australia as an assistant boxing coach at the Oceania Games in New Zealand. He was also selected to prepare the Australian team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India.
Apart from his sports science degree, Gazza has a diploma in fitness and nutrition, Level 1 and Star 1 boxing coaching accreditation with Boxing Australia plus over 20 years’ experience in the combat sports industry.