Ambitious Perkins strikes 
a blow for female boxers

Warwick boxer Molly Perkins has become the first female to gain a place on South Leicestershire College’s Advanced Apprentice in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme.

Molly Perkins
Molly Perkins
Molly Perkins

The AASE programme is aimed at boxers who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in boxing and allows elite and aspiring fighters aged 16 to 19 to train full-time while gaining educational qualifications.

Perkins, who fights for Stratford-Upon-Avon and District Amateur Boxing Club, said: “I’ve managed to achieve something that so many female boxers dream about - I’m over the moon.

“Boxing means everything to me and always comes first in my life.

“My main plan this year is to win the national female championships which start later this year, be number one in England and box internationally next year, which is looking a real possibility.”

A two-time Warwickshire and Midlands champion and ABA finalist, Perkins recently completed a week-long training camp at Attenborough where she was voted best squad boxer.

Head coach Matt Pickering attributed the success to Perkins’ hard-working nature.

“She is a very determined and hard-working member of our club,” said Pickering.

“She knows what she wants and does whatever it takes to achieve her goals and aspirations. We are all very proud of her at the club.”

Perkins trains at South Leicestershire four days a week and Stratford for three nights, travelling on public transport from her home in Warwick and Stratford ABC are seeking a sponsor to help her achieve her ambitions.

If anyone is interested in sponsoring her, contact head coach Matt Pickering on 07792 636690 or press officer Lydia Turpin on 07799 667497.