Jade and Harris Clinch Gold in GB Youth Tri-Nations

Jade Ashmore smBradford Police & College Boxing Academy is celebrating after Jade Ashmore became the first of Bradford College’s female students to win a GB Tri-Nations title on Sunday 19th April.

Jade, who sparred with Army boxers during their recent training camp at the College’s Trinity Green Campus, beat Billie-Jean Franks (Larches & Savick Boxing Club) for the title.

Jade recently boxed for England v Ireland, with one clear win and a narrow defeat, and is now demonstrating on a regular basis that she belongs at the top level of the sport.

Bradford College Elite Programme Coach, Mick Gannon said “Jade deserves this title. She’s a conscientious student both in the gym and on her BTEC Sport course. Whenever the going gets tough, Jade is at the front of the queue, not hiding in a corner of the gym. That attitude will bring her a lot of success.”

This is not the first time Bradford College has been instrumental in driving female participation in the sport.  The Boxing programme won the ‘Outstanding Sporting Project Award’ and the women’s boxing programme was the first project of its kind to be granted the ‘Inspire mark’, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises innovative and exceptional projects directly inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

At the same event Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy club boxer, Harris Akbar, added to his string of national titles with a win.

Harris has boxed for the Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy for several very successful years, and is due to join the elite programme in September.

Written on 22nd April 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News