College boxer at the top of her game
A sports student from Forth Valley College has been crowned one of the UK’s top boxers after winning a silver medal at the annual GB Tri-nations Boxing Championships recently.
Billie Denholm (16) from Tullibody, an NQ Sports Coaching student at the Falkirk Campus, is currently the UK No.2 in the Female Youth Fly Weight category (51kg) after competing at the event which was held in Sheffield during April.
She took part in two fights – winning one and losing the other – to secure the silver medal.
Billie was one of only 11 youth boxers to be selected to represent Scotland at the competition. This was the first time she had competed at the event.
She has been boxing for just over two years and trains every week at Jonesy’s Boxing Club in Plean.
“It was really exciting to take part in a UK wide competition. It was a buzz to be representing Scotland. I was disappointed not to win gold but there’s always next time!
“I really enjoy boxing; it’s great to be so dedicated to something. It also ties in nicely with my sports studies. I’m getting coaching experience at my boxing club and currently lead the kids’ class with some support from a senior assistant. I’m also progressing to the HND in Fitness, Health & Exercise next year where I’ll be learning lots about exercise, fitness plans and nutrition – knowledge that will also really benefit my boxing career.”
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