A lovely article from the Women’s Sport Trust focusing on our women boxers. It was great to have them visit the club recently and give them an insight into women’s boxing.
To gain a sense of the Women’s Boxing grassroots activity feeding the pipeline of future National and International champions, we visited Banbury Boxing Club to meet their committed group of athletes and coaches.
Banbury is certainly a far cry from the National HQ and purpose-built training facility at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, and an even greater distance from Rio. Our visit highlights that the gap that exists is not purely geographical, but also financial and in how they are resourced.
It’s awesome seeing the athletes perform and the coaches positively encouraging each and every one present. As coach Mark Cooper puts it – “the pay-off becomes the pride and satisfaction in seeing someone performing at a level way above where they were when they joined us and the confidence that it brings to them when they do what they thought they couldn’t.”