England Boxing is delighted to announce it will be hosting its first ever Women in
Boxing Conference on Saturday 18th December in Loughborough – with Natasha
Jonas the headline speaker.
The Liverpudlian, who has fought Katie Taylor for a world professional title,
represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics and is a five-time National Amateur
Champion, will chat about her journey in the sport, her highs and lows and the
adversity she has faced in a historically male-dominated sport.
She will be joined by other guests and speakers at the conference, which will provide
a fantastic opportunity for more than 200 women and girls in the sport – boxers, club
members, coaches, officials and other volunteers – to come together, share ideas
and learnings and be inspired to engage with a wider base of female participants in
Centring around the theme of ‘breaking down barriers’, the event is part of England
Boxing’s ongoing commitment to address the gender imbalance in the sport and
open up more opportunities for female participation at all levels.
It will be the first as part of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion series of that will be
staged over the next 12 months, with similar events planned around supporting and
promoting participants from ethnically diverse communities and disability boxing.
“The Women in Boxing Conference is a significant step forward for England Boxing
in developing the sport from a female perspective,” said England Boxing’s Head of
Community Development, Charlie Ford.
“What we want to do is inspire people to help women and girls’ boxing continue to
grow and, in the long run, with the series we have planned, we want to support
anyone get involved with the sport, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, capability,
sexual orientation or socio-economic background.”
The venue for the conference is the Loughborough’s Holywell Park Conference
Centre, which is located at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
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