Two female boxers are following in the footsteps of superstar Nicola Adams after winning gold medals in a top national competition.

Haringey Boxing Club’s Amy Andrew, 33, and Oriance Lungu, 29, made history after they became the first two women from the same club to win national titles in the same year.

The wins rank the boxers as number one in the country for their weight divisions - Andrew boxes in the featherweight 57kg division, and Lungu, 64kg, or lightweight. 

The women, who represent two-time Olympic gold boxer Nicola Adam’s former club Haringey, based at Tottenham Sports Centre, in High Road, boxed in Manchester at the weekend in the finals of the England Boxing Amateur National Championships - and both finished top of the podium.

Andrew, who won on a unanimous points decision against the England number one seed Raven Chapman, said: "The whole experience was incredible.

"To be in the final of the most prestigious and competitive contest in the country was a dream come true. I’ve worked so hard for this and my coaches have done so much for me to get here. So a massive thank you to them."

Andrew, who also boxes internationally for New Zealand, added: "It was an incredible feeling to have my hand raised and bring home gold for myself and my club."

Lungu, who won on a split decision, took three years out of the sport for family reasons, making her comeback win all the sweeter.

"We did it. I honestly can’t thank the Haringey coaches enough for all the time they’ve put in and for giving up their time taking us to all the tournaments," she said.

Two other boxers from the club, Dee Allen and Numan Husssin also both took part in the competition.

They lost in hard-fought contests in earlier rounds of the prestigious national contest.