Victory over Scotland in Halifax
Rugby boxer Morgan Ansell, representing England for the seventh time, won her fight against Scotland’s Tri Nations champion Amit Kaur in Halifax on Sunday.
In a scrappy bout, Morgan, 18, landed the clean shots to ensure victory. England won the contest 7-1 overall.
The former Rugby High School student, who trains at Cleary's gym in Leamington is supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. The Sport England-funded scheme helps recipients to combine their academic and sporting careers, without having to choose between the two.
It enables the three-times national champion to train in partnership with the University of Birmingham, receiving lifestyle, nutritional and psychological support, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and private healthcare.