Team of 8 represent GB at European Union Women’s Championships in Italy

By 4th August 2017News

GB Boxing has selected 8 women to compete at the forthcoming 2017 EUBC European Union Women’s Boxing Championships in Cascia, Italy, 4-13 August 2017.

The team includes middleweight, Natasha Gale, who recently won gold at the Women’s European Championships in 2016, she was also crowned England National Champion earlier this year.

Gale is joined by fellow teammates and 2016 European bronze medallists, Lisa Whiteside, Sandy Ryan and Lauren Price.

Other selections include upcoming boxers from GB’s Development squad, 60kg Shona Whitwell and 64kg Paige Murney. They are joined by England Talent boxers, 54kg Ebonie Jones and 57kg Ellie Scotney.

The full line-up is:

Team
51kg Lisa Whiteside
54kg Ebonie Jones
57kg Ellie Scotney
60kg Shona Whitwell – Bronze
64kg Paige Murney – Bronze
69kg Lauren Price
69kg Sandy Ryan
75kg Natasha Gale – Bronze

The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will be on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017.

Individual profiles of the boxers from the GB Boxing squad are available at http://www.gbboxing.org.uk/gb-boxing-squad/podium-squad/.

Results and updates on the progress of the team at the European Union Championship will be posted at www.gbboxing.org.uk and on the GB Boxing twitter feed @gbboxing once the tournament begins.

Live streaming of the bouts can also be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A536j0nCeXg.

Schedule and Results
Preliminaries
Saturday 5 August
54kg Ebonie Jones (ENG) lost to 54kg Michaela Walsh (IRL) 5:0

Sunday 6 August
51kg Lisa Whiteside (ENG) beat 51kg Anita Kljajic (CRO)  RSC 1st round

Monday 7 August
60kg Shona Whitwell (ENG) beat 60kg Agness Alexiusson (SWE) 5-0
69kg Sandy Ryan (ENG) lost to 69kg Nadine Apetz (GER) 5-0
69kg Lauren Price (WAL) lost to 69kg Grainne Walsh (IRL) 3-2

Tuesday 8 August
64kg Paige Murney (ENG) lost to 64kg Carmela Donniacuo (ITA) 3-2
75kg Natasha Gale (ENG)  beat 75kg Petra Szatmari (HUN) 5-0

Wednesday 9 August
51kg Lisa Whiteside (ENG) lost to 51kg Gabriela Dimitrova (BUL) 4-0
57kg Ellie Scotney (ENG) lost to 57kg Mona Mestiaen (FRA) 4-1

Friday 11 August
Semi-finals
60kg Shona Whitwell (ENG) lost to 60kg Mira Potkonen (FIN) 5-0
75kg Natasha Gale (ENG) lost to 75kg Nouchka Fontikn (HOL) 4-1