It was a successful weekend for Wimbourne ABC with two of their 'Girls in Gloves' participants climbing through the ropes to make their boxing bow.
Thirteen year old Grace Shire put in a strong performance in her first competitive bout to win via unanimous decision. There was a skills bout debut for Gabby Strange, 14, who defied her inexperience (she only took up boxing five months ago) to box superbly.
Both girls are the product of the GIG initiative - funded by Maverick Stars - which aims to help tackle mental health problems and raise female participation levels in boxing. More girls than ever are now competing in the sport.