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Dr Kathy Adcock
Founder & Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist and an England Boxing Level 1 Coach.​

Favourite Boxer: 

Katie Taylor. I love that she is a quiet and humble person, but when she gets into the ring she destroys her opposition and is a truly inspirational fighter!

Favourite way to look after myself:

I am someone with a lot of energy and a very busy brain, so I go boxing or running to help calm down my mind and chill me out.

 
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Rhys Verlander
Lead Boxing Coach, Fight Connect Project

I have been involved with boxing for 17 years, starting when I was 6 years old. I've had 40 amateur fights and began to coach boxing in my teenage years. I currently coaching for Rathbone & Camden Boxing Clubs, and coach on the Fight Connect project with IYC.

Favourite Boxer: 

Chris Eubank Sr. Boxing is about expressing yourself, something which Chris Eubank Sr never failed to do; a man who was true to himself. He also had many times in his life where he seemed to struggle to turn things around, yet with persistence and a commitment to boxing, he managed to.

Favourite way to look after myself:

Eating! You are what you eat, and also food is one of life's great pleasures, something you'll always be able to enjoy, no matter what stage of life you are in.

 
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​Ella Harris
Boxing Coach, In Your Corner

I'm an elite level amateur boxer for Miguel's ABC, and a GB Boxing Awards Tutor.

Favourite boxer:

Katie Taylor because she's got the whole package  - long range, close range, angles, head movement; whatever a fight needs she can pull it out of the bag!

Favourite way to look after myself:

When I'm in need of rest and recovery I swap out a training session for a light swim followed by a hot chocolate!

 
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Aisha Walker
Service Evaluation and Learning Assistant, Connect Project (IYC)

I am an Assistant Psychologist and I’ve also played football for around 15 years. I enjoy trying different types of physical activity. 

Favourite boxer:

Muhammad Ali: He’s one of the greatest boxers of all time. I also admire how he fought for what he believed in outside the ring. 

 

Favourite way to look after myself:  

Read a book, listen to music or watch a film

 
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Jemima Onih
Assistant Psychologist CONNECT project

I am an Assistant Psychologist and I have worked in psychology research and also directly with young people, both in the UK and abroad. I have competed in rugby and athletics, and I am really excited to build my boxing skills.

Favourite boxer:

Nicola Adams. I think she is an incredible boxer, and I love the representation she provides for young black females.

 

Favourite way to look after myself:  

Listening to music and going to the gym are my favourite ways to unwind.

 
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Ruth Spencer-Lewis
Assistant Psychologist

I am currently studying MSc Psychology at the University of Westminster. I have been an amateur boxer, and have a huge passion for boxing.

 Favourite boxer:

Nicola Adams. She is a two time Olympic gold medallist and was a major inspiration to me while I was boxing.

 Favourite way to look after myself:

I love to get immersed in a good book. I also like listening to music and running.

 
 
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Bailey
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Bailey is a kind-hearted golden retriever. She is In Your Corner's hype dog: Encouraging the team to give 100% and also looking out for our wellbeing, giving us a big cuddle when we need to de-stress.​

Favourite Boxer: 

Bailey's uncle, Jordon Harewood, is a competitive Muai Thai & K1 boxer and so he's her fave.

Favourite way to look after myself:

Bailey loves a long walk where she can sniff out lots of leaves and undergrowth; and lie down to chew a big stick. She also loves to eat, especially chicken and peanut butter.

 
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Jade Harewood
Business and Marketing Support

I have worked in digital marketing since graduating University. I am a huge fan of sports, in particular football, which I have played since I was little.

Favourite Boxer: 

I'm going to have to say Anthony Joshua, because he's from my home town!

Favourite way to look after myself:

I love being outside in nature, especially on my road bike, and visiting new places.