|Sophie Shore in Y8 is off to Bulgaria for a fortnight on Monday to train and compete, for England, in the European Boxing Championships. Sophie, who has been boxing for 5 years and competing for 2 years, is competing in the schools age group in the 52-54kg class.|
Recently she has been on 2 weekend training camps where she had to box in several rounds of competition before the final team selection was made. Sophie secured her place by impressively beating the current National Champion and 2 other national finalists.
It was her older brother, who currently trains in Birmingham, that got her interested in boxing.
Whilst Sophie will be too young to box in the next Olympics her sights are set on the 2024 Olympics in Paris, so in the meantime she is training hard with her club, 'Impact' in Fenton.
Good luck Sophie!