THE LONG trip to Grantham proved to be well worth it for teenager Elise Glynn after she progressed through to the England ABA Junior School Girl semi-finals.
The 14-year-old maintained her discipline throughout what was a difficult fight on March 19 against her older opponent Ellie Wilson and her excellent preparation helped her come triumph from the contest.
Wilson, of Gateshead Boxing Club, fights on her front foot and applied constant pressure on Glynn throughout the fight but the Solihill boxer won on a split decision to be crowned 52kg Midland County champion.
Solihull boxer Glynn trains at Solihull Solihull Community Amateur Boxing Club and she went into the fight in high spirits having recently beaten Brook Eaton, who was the London School Girl Champion, at a charity boxing evening on March 4.
She is trained by her father Peter Glynn, who made the trip to Lincolnshire with his daughter along with fellow pupils from Arden School, and she was recently invited to become part of the England Amateur Boxing Association Junior Talent Programme.
Glynn has now begun preparations for the semi-finals which take place over two consecutive days this weekend (April 2-3) in Portsmouth.
“Elise and the team will be getting used to the more long distance travelling in the future,” said father Peter Glynn.
“I would also like to express my thanks to the Solihull Observer for raising the issue of sponsorship for Elise and the Solihull Community Boxing Club trainer Paul Archer for his faith and support.”
Anyone interested in sponsoring the young Solihull boxer to assist with travelling and equipment costs should contact her father via e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.