Women’s Aspire finishes 2022 with Youth and Elite session

November 28, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny


A small but select group of boxers relished the opportunity to take part in the final England Boxing Women’s Aspire session of 2022.

For Youth and Elite level boxers, the 18 women and girls who took part enjoyed the experience and the high quality coach on offer in the Lions’ Den at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

England Performance Coach Rachel Bower, of Rathbone ABC, planned and led the session around the theme of what boxers do before, during and after punching.

England Assistant Coach Ivan Cobb then delivered a tech session, where they each worked on pads and themed bags before sparring.

The boxers were ably supported by coaches from the regions as well as those who have, or are currently, taking part in the Women’s Coach Development Programme.

Women and Girls Officer, Laura Sargeant, said: “It’s been a pleasure to run and I look forward to welcoming everyone who takes part in Aspire in 2023, which will start again in March.”

To view a full album of pics from the session, captured by Clive Wood Photography, click hereTo access pictures, use the password: Women’sAspireNov22