16 November 2022
Joan competed in the semi-finals in Oxford where she won by a split 4-1. She competed in the finals the day after where she won the title of national champion, making her the top girl in the UK in her age and weight category.
Joan started boxing when she was 12 years old, after her parents encouraged her take part in a contact sport. Despite her not enjoying the sport in the early stages, she persevered and became a competing boxer at the age of 15.
“This is my last season as a competitive boxer and it’s it feels amazing to win the championships after boxing for five years and working so hard. I still can’t process that I am national champion.” Joan, Upper Sixth pupil