Ebonie Jones receives her trophy and gold medal after winning at the European Union Women's EliteHeart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy (H.O.P) rising star Ebonie Jones marked her position on the world stage by winning the Gold Medal on her England debut, in Hungary at the European Union Women’s Elite, Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Keszthely, Hungary, 30 June – 7 July 2013

Ebonie Jones travelled to the the English Institute of Sport, in Sheffield, the home of the GB Olympic Boxing team for two weekend training camps in prior preparation for the major International tournament.

Jones having beaten all boxers in England at her weight and the weights above and below, and a record of 15 bouts and 14 wins, 2 national titles, Gold medal in the Sweden Golden Girl Tournament and recently beating 3 times Irish Champion Zoe Kavanagh has now added the European crown to her list of honours. 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 had to beat the Turkish National Champion, Sumeyye Kesioglu in the European Championship Semi Final, which she did with a 3 nil unanimous decision of the judges. In the European Championship Final she met the Hungarian Champion Viglasi Alexandra. Ebonie Jones gave it her all, using her skill, speed and power to prove her number one place at the 50 kg category in Europe. Jones represented her country, Region and Division in a professional manner and lifting female youth boxing to a new height on the European stage. The England boxing team were delighted with Ebonie Jones performance, attitude and behavior throughout the tournament.

As a double bonus Ebonie Jones who attends Charter Academy in Portsmouth and is studying boxing as one of her GCSE subjects, was also informed that she had passed her Boxing Educational course as well this week.

Ebonie Jones is delighted with her recent performance, 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, behave 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.