A local teenage pro-boxing hopeful is being supported by an award-winning recruitment specialist to help propel her exciting boxing career.
Elise Glynn, 14, from Arden in Knowle, who took up boxing two years ago after being inspired by Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams, is receiving financial backing from market leading staffing solutions provider Pertemps Network Group, as part of its strategy to invest in strong talent.
She was presented with an initial cheque for £1,000 at the company’s headquarters in Meriden last week to help spur on her blossoming boxing career that is seeing her represent her country.
Speaking after being presented with the cheque, her dad, Peter Glynn, who is involved with Elise’s training and is himself now a qualified Level1 England Boxing coach, said:
“I and all of Elise’s family and friends are so very proud of all her achievements at such a young age and she has in fact inspired me and her brothers to become registered boxers! Pertemps sponsorship will help us tremendously with Elise’s training, travel and boxing gear that is not cheap.
We are truly thankful for the generosity of Pertemps and their continuing help and support will have a definite part to play in Elise’s future successes!“
Elise, who first started her boxer training two years ago at Solihull Community Amateur Club (ABC) where she still regularly trains, has every reason to be setting her sights high after achieving an outstanding ‘double’ – winning her first national title and making her international debut.
In April, Elise boxed in the national final of the England Boxing ABA 54kg Junior Championship in Gateshead, Newcastle, where she defeated her 16 year old opponent with a technical knockout in the second round. She had previously won a quarter final bout in Grantham and Lincolnshire, as well a semi-final in Newcastle - defeating the 2014/2015 national champion by a unanimous points decision.
In addition, Elise has also fought for England in an international tournament against Wales in Cardiff, winning her bout against Kelsey Coleman in her under 54kg category.
Speaking about Pertemps financial assistance which will help her continue to train, compete in more competitions and further her goals of being a world-class Olympic boxing great, Steve West, managing director at Pertemps said:
“More than just simply ticking boxes to fulfill our business corporate social responsibilities, helping Elise is part of our intrinsic deep held family values to support local community and charitable causes, which have existed from when our business first began in 1961.
We continually endeavour to recognise exceptional talent and we are more than happy to help Elsie along in her career going forward, which I’m sure will be an exciting journey.”
Among other achievements, Elise has also previously qualified for the England Boxing junior talent programme and was asked to represent her country in theJunior Tri-Nations in May - boxing the previously unbeaten Welsh champion in the 54kg final, winning a gold medal with a convincing unanimous points decision.
Elise, who is now training regularly six times a week, has been asked to attend the National Institute for Sport, Sheffield at the end of July for a four day training assessment with a view to participating in the European Junior BoxingChampionships sometime in late September or early October in Turkey. Financial assistance from Pertemps will definitely assist with this.