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Posted on May 20th 2019
Izzy Wins Bronze at England Schools Boxing Championship
We're really proud of Izzy, Year 8, who competed at the England Boxing National Schools Championship last weekend, winning a bronze medal in her weight category, meaning she's ranked third in the whole of the country.
Izzy (on the left in gold shorts) has been competing in the Eastern Counties qualifying rounds and became Eastern Counties champion two weeks ago, which meant she gained entry to the national championships.
Izzy has been training hard for the past 20 months, says her very proud dad, Greg. "Three months ago England boxing decided to take away Izzy's weight division (43kg) which meant that we had to move her up in weight to fight bigger and more experienced girls at 45kg," he said.
"After showing strength of character, heart, boxing ability and true determination, she has walked away with a bronze medal against all the odds. This is an outstanding achievement considering how small and inexperienced she is compared to the other five county champions that entered. We are immensely proud of her."
Well done, Izzy. We're very proud of you too!
Izzy pictured with her medal!
If you want to see Izzy boxing then click on the picture at the top of the page and skip to 4h:40mins (Izzy has gold shorts on). England Boxing streamed the whole event on YouTube.