Tony Ally has been performing at the very peak of sporting ability for most of his life.
His career spanned from 1984 until retiring in 2007 as an Olympic spring board diver. At the tender age of 12 years old Tony was competing at senior international level, “I have taken part in 5 commonwealth games winning 4 silvers and a bronze medal. I broke history in 1999 at European championships and came home with a gold medal being the first to do so in 75 years, beating the then Russian Olympic champion and now good friend Demtris Saltin.”
Despite always being told he would never make it to the Olympics due to his large frame, Tony has competed in 3 Olympic Games, Atlanta ,Sydney and Athens qualifying for Beijing which was to be his last , through knee injury he had to retire prematurely.
Tony is a highly driven individual and with a naturally competitive nature he needed something to help channel the athlete inside. With a step away from the pool Tony set his sights on boxing and whilst under the wing of Brendan Ingles he soon lined up a pro fight debut. Unfortunately the injury and two surgeries later stopped his dream happening and he hung p his gloves before stepping in the ring as a pro. Life as Tony knew it had suddenly come to an end.