Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy (H.O.P) rising star Ebonie Jones marked her position on the world stage earlier this year 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 has already travelled to the English Institute of Sport, in Sheffield, the home of the GB Olympic Boxing team for a weekend training camps in prior preparation for the major International tournament (Sat 28th – Sun 29th August). Jones having beaten all boxers in England at her weight and the weights above and below, and a record of 16 bouts and 15 wins, 2 national titles, Gold medal in the Sweden Golden Girl Tournament also the recent European Championship crown to her list of honors.
Ebonie Jones was selected to box for England after her performance in Hungary, where all the England and GB Coaches were impressed with not only her boxing ability but also her professional attitude to sport. 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. Also Ebonie Jones has not let her education drop as her results – passed her Maths and English.
H.O.P Boss “Q” Shillingford said, we have been doing a lot of Strength and conditioning work over the summer with lots of the boxers at HOP, Ebonie included, as soon as we got the cal, we had to change her training programme and start getting her ready for her World Championship tournament, we got the England call whilst we were part of a London ABA boxing demonstration at the Olympic village. Ebonie had been invited up to do padwork and sparring demonstrations. The whole club is buzzing with Ebonie’s selection to represent England at the world championships; she has come a long way in only her fourth year as a competitive boxer.
Ringside Offer – we were approached by Rindside boxing equipment for Ebonie Jones to promote there boxing kit, “whilst we were at a boxing display in Olympic Village in London, Ebonie was in the ring doing padwork in front of hundreds of spectators (one of whome happened to be the MD of Ringside boxing equipment) who asked if he could supply Ebonie with boxing equipment and would she be able to go on the website. Two days later Ebonie received 2 x headguards, gloves, wraps, skipping ropes and has now had photos taken with the intention for them to be used as marketing for the Ringside brand.”
“Q” 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 to represent England in the World Championship; Jones is a great example of what can be achieved, if you put your mind to it.