Boxing priest in combat of his life


Father Dave Smith served for thirty years as Parish Priest of the Anglican church in Dulwich Hill, in Sydney’s inside west. When his marriage broke down final yr, he was pressured to resign from his place (because of Anglican Church coverage in Sydney).

Now, as a single father to his youngest daughter, he’s seeking to put meals on the desk the one different means he is aware of how – by preventing.

Father Dave is scheduled to tackle ‘Wild Invoice’ Kinbacher this Saturday 27 March in Toowomba in knowledgeable boxing bout, scheduled for 5 rounds.

“I’m solely actually good at two issues – preaching and punching – and no person is paying me to evangelise any extra,” says Father Dave.

Whereas the combat takes place in Toowoomba, the Communist Occasion of Australia (CPA) are picketing Saint Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney, protesting Father Dave’s dismissal.

“This can be the primary time in human historical past that the Communist Occasion has campaigned on behalf of their native priest!” says Father Dave.

Father Dave has twice been named Marrickville Citizen of the 12 months and was nominated for Australian of the 12 months 3 times on account of his work with at-risk younger folks.

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