The Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy (HOP) took two female boxers to spar at the GB Olympic boxing camp. They travelled to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield which is the home of GB Boxing to spar against the GB Development youth female squad (Crystal Barker and Ashleigh Pond).
H.O.P England National Champion’s Ebonie Jones and Tilly Evans did very well against their national counterparts holding there own in the sparring and giving the selectors a view as what is happening in local boxing clubs.
H.O.P Head Coach “Q” Shillingford said: “the boxers did very well sparring the GB Development boxers and it was a great experience for them all round. They were both excited just to be at the training venue for the GB set up. The GB coaches were very appreciative of the sparring and impressed with both boxers, they even took time out to work with both the boxers on the pads, which they enjoyed very much.”
Both boxers have the ability to go as far as they wish in the sport, which they proved on there GB visit. They both train very hard and are dedicated athletes.
They will both be in this years ABA of England Championships.