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Brierley Hill girl scores a boxing first
12:01pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 in Local
A BRIERLEY Hill teenager has become the first female boxer to sign up for Stourbridge College's boxing academy.
Gemma Small, aged 16, is set to start a diploma in sport course at the college while working on her passion for pugilism at the college's academy partner, The Lions Amateur Boxing Club, Bull Street, Brieley Hill.
Stella Raphael-Reeves, director at Stourbridge College’s Centre of Sporting Excellence, said: “Our partnership with The Lions Amateur Boxing Club means that our students benefit from the expertise provided by an Olympic boxing coach while they have a go at getting a recognised qualification.”
Bob Dillon, owner of the Lions Amateur Boxing Club, and Team GB and international podium coach, said: “Students benefit not only from the team’s expertise but our club is equipped with great facilities for them to perfect their boxing skills while they continue with their education.”