The Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy (H.O.P) celebrated more International success this week after rising star and talented boxer Ebonie Jones (Charter Academy) received an international call up, to represent England in the European Union Women’s Elite, Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Keszthely, Hungary, 30 June – 7 July 2013
This weekend – Ebonie Jones will travel to the English Institute of Sport, in Sheffield, the home of the GB Olympic Boxing team for one of her two weekend training camps in preparation for the International tournament.
Jones having beaten all boxers in England at her weight and the weights above and below, and a record of 13 bouts and twelve wins, 2 national titles, Gold medal in the Sweden Golden Girl Tournament and recently beating 3 times Irish Champion Zoe Kavanagh has come along way since moving boxing clubs to the H.O.P Boxing Camp two years ago.
Ebonie Jones was selected to box for England after attending a South of England training day at the Army Base in Aldershot ran by South of England Regional Coach Mike Gannon and Female National Coach Amanda Groak.
Ebonie Jones who attends Charter Academy and is studying boxing as one of her GCSE subjects is delighted with her England call up, she said, it makes all the long runs, sprint training, interval training, strength and conditioning, gym work and sparring worth it. The coaches at H.O.P are second to none, the training and facilities are excellent and all the coaches’ work as a team, it’s like an extended family at H.O.P. The coaches are all out for you and what they can do to make sure you are ready and prepared for your boxing bouts.
H.O.P Boss “Q” Shillingford said, Ebonie Jones commitment and dedication can not be faltered. Jones deserves all that she gets; she is a great role model for the club, a well mannered and polite young person. All the boxers in the club look up to her and she sets a great example of how an elite athlete should train, eat and compete. The H.O.P coaching team is very proud of Ebonie Jones selection for England in the European Championship; Jones is a great example of what can be achieved, if you put your mind to it.