Giving back to sport
Lisa believes it is important to give back to the local community and when possible she attends local boxing shows to inspire boxers and present prizes as well as visit schools and help out coaching at my local boxing club
"Lisa was brilliant with the young people, showing them her medals and talking about the places she has been with her sport and the young people were asking her lots of questions about training and about where she has been." Katie Crozier, Merseyside School Games
"Lisa was fantastic, she had a genuine interest and enthusiasm in our events and participants and raised the quality of the overall experience of the day." Mike Power, Merseyside School Games
"Lisa's impact provided such a positive and motivational atmosphere among participants. The knowledge and experience she shared will certainly aspire others to achieve." Andy Keir, Sportivate deliverer, Cumbria
Lisa first walked into a Boxing Club about 5 years ago after training in Thai boxing previously, however she felt she needed a new challenge and has never looked back. Boxing has become an integral part of her life, combining it with her career as a Police Officer. It has been extremely challenging dealing with an extremely demanding job, working shifts whilst training to improve on her boxing, however due to her love for the sport Lisa has worked hard to fit training around her shifts.
Lisa lost her first ever boxing bout but this spurred her on to want to be involved in the sport even more and within 5 years Lisa has won 4 National Amateur boxing titles. This led to selection for England at international level, a huge honour.
In October 2011 Lisa traveled with the GB team to compete in the European Championships having never had a single international contest and she competed against females who had 100+ international contests. It was a very nervous but exciting time and she made it all the way through to the final, only losing the Gold medal by a single point.
This success led to selection for the World Championships in China which was an amazing experience, however just before going out to China Lisa received terrible family news. It was a very difficult choice to go to China but she knew her family wanted her to go as they are so proud of her boxing ability. Lisa's goal for the Worlds was to bring a medal back for her dad and that’s exactly what she did, fighting all the way to become a World Bronze Medalist. Coming home and seeing the pride on her parents' faces was unforgettable.
Lisa's main goal now is to compete at the Olympics in Rio 2016 and she is now a funded full time GB podium boxer training towards that goal. She has dropped her weight down to 51kg and recently competed at a high level international tournament in Poland! Due to her success in achieving a bronze medal there at the new weight Lisa was offered a place as a full time boxer which is a reflection of the support, determination and passion Lisa ha always shown. She firmly believes she can overcome any obstacle in the way of her dream and it will become reality. Believe in yourself and chase that dream.
Officially Ranked No. 2 in the World at 57kg
2014 World Championships Silver Medallist
2012 World Bronze Medalist
2011 European Silver Medalist
2013 Captained England; won Gold at the 2nd National Cup
2012 ABA National Female Senior boxer of the year
2012 Preston Achievement Performance of the Year
4 x National female ABA Elite Champion
2011 Lancashire Constabulary Sports Personality of Year
2011 Police UK Sports Superstar Champion
Has represented England on 12 occasions international
Lisa helped in making an impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing her secret of what it takes to be the best you can!
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