Community Boxing Apprentices spotlight: Gabrielle Reid

October 13, 2022 | by Chris Boyd


The apprenticeships have been created to harness the excitement and interest in the sport generated by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – and provide a lasting legacy. Gabrielle Reid wants to help people through boxing in the same way it helped her.


What is your name and age? 

My name is Gabrielle Reid and I am 18-years-old.

Are you part of a club already and if so in what capacity (i.e. coach, boxer, judge etc…)?

I am a member of Wimborne ABC, where I compete as a boxer and have recently taken up coaching.

How did you first get into boxing? 

I first got into boxing when I was 9-years-old as a bit of fun and fitness. I then joined Wimborne through a school programme in 2020 and since then I have had 9 bouts. I’ve competed in the MTK Box Cup and the National Development Championships.

What has been your favourite experience in boxing so far? 

My favourite experience in boxing so far would be becoming MTK Box Cup champion. I also love meeting all the people that I do through boxing.

How excited are you to be working to help your local boxing community and what are you looking forward to the most? 

I am very excited to be working in the local community. I love boxing so this is a dream job for me and I hope to help others through boxing, in the same way boxing has helped me.

What do you hope to get out of your apprenticeship? 

I can’t wait to take all the opportunities that will come out of this apprenticeship and hopefully I can inspire people and make a change.