DROITWICH Amateur Boxing Academy’s Sian O’Toole got her England duties off to a winning start and is hungry for more success after clinching a place in the Great Britain women’s development squad.
ABA youth national champion O’Toole, 17, made her England debut in the GB Youth and Junior Three Nations competition in Rotherham where she convincingly beat team-mate Beth Warne.
The referee stopped the contest in the second round with the Spa fighter’s constant barrage and straight long shots overpowering her opponent.
Next month she heads to the European Championships although host nation Ukraine have pulled out of the competition.
O’Toole’s selection for the GB development squad means she will need to combine four-day training sessions at their headquarters in Sheffield with her A-level studies at King Edward VI College, Stourbridge.
She has a chance of representing her country in next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia as well as at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
“Sian has caught the eye with her performances and attitude on the selection camps she has attended and GB Boxing clearly recognise she’s got what it takes if she continues in the same vein,” said her Droitwich ABA coach Jayson Doyle.
“Now Sian needs to show them she can keep with a rigorous training regime and travelling for the opportunity to secure a longer-term contract.
“It’s a fabulous opportunity, one she fully deserves, and I’m confident she will grasp it with both hands as she has the potential to be a real star of this sport.”
Droitwich light heavyweight William Clayton made it two wins out of two in Coventry when he defeated Jordan Thomson.