A 16-year-old world champion boxer from the village is taking on another challenge next month, in the WTKA European Championships.
Ellie Harber will fight in the ‘International Unforgiven Juniors, Champions of Tomorrow’ competition on Saturday, June 11 in Limerick, Ireland.
Announcing the news, Ellie said: “Well.. I wasn’t going to be fighting until after my exams. But a great opportunity came up to fight a great fighter on her home show for the WTKA European title. With Rylee making her return and Jody also on the card we couldn’t say no.
It will be great to have an opportunity to fight again in Ireland, hopefully some of my family will be able to come down from Lurgan to make it a great night.”
Ellie is looking for further sponsorship to support her travel and training, if you would like to support a local athlete contact Emma Isichei on firstname.lastname@example.org.