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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 London Community Boxing 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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Henry Ker
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse

I am a Mental Health Specialist Practitioner: A talking therapist and mental health nurse with a special interest in neurodevelopmental difficulties.

Favourite boxer:

Joe Joyce - he is a heavyweight champion with a fine art degree. I was in his year at school and he was a friendly and warm person. I'm always rooting for him when he's fighting. Go Joe! 

 

Favourite way to look after myself:  

I love to stay active and always feel happier if I've gone for a run. I like to try new things – I’m currently playing a lot of chess and squash, but not at the same time! I love to hike long distance walks. 

 
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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.

 
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Aleks Toskov
Boxing Coach, In Your Corner

I am an ex professional fighter, a combat coach and a certified personal trainer.

Favourite Boxer: 

Mike Tyson. He was the greatest talent to ever put on boxing gloves, destroying everyone in his prime. He also underwent amazing personal transformation to become one of the greatest motivators in sport.

Favourite way to look after myself:

I love walking and reading books. This clears my mind, and reminds me to be humble and work hard.