Billie with her gold medal
Billie bags gold in Poland
A Forth Valley College sports student has returned from a prestigious European boxing tournament with a gold medal.
Billie Denholm (17) from Tullibody, who has just started her HND in Health, Fitness and Exercise at the Falkirk Campus, fought three bouts in Gliwice at the Silensian Womens’ Tournament, between Tuesday 5-Sunday 10 September. She fought against two Polish and one Latvian opponent – winning all three bouts with unanimous verdicts - to win the 48kg division.
Last year Billie was crowned one of the UK’s top boxers after winning a silver medal at the annual GB Tri-nations Boxing Championships. She has been boxing for around three years and trains every week at Jonesy’s Boxing Club in Plean and at the Forth Valley College gym.
"It is a great feeling to win, though I have surprised myself as I was up against the top female boxers from 21 countries around Europe.”
“I really enjoy boxing and I would recommend students to give it a try and start training. The FVC gyms and Wai and his staff are great as well and I would advise anyone thinking about getting fit, to get in touch with them.”
FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator Waimun Lee, said:
“Well done to Billie for bringing home a gold medal, what a great effort. She deserves all the success she gets as she trains very hard to be the best at what she does.”
Billie is currently looking for sponsors – if this is something you would be interested in please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07479 964 251.