Chesterfield’s Jade Ashmore aiming for national title

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Chesterfield boxer Jade Ashmore is bidding for a national title.

The teen sensation is heading to the England Boxing Elite National Championships in Liverpool this weekend (April 29-May 1).

And the 18-year-old heads to the event at the Echo Arena with high hopes after being installed as second seed in the 51kg category.

Ashmore represents Chesterfield ABC and is on the elite boxing programme at Bradford College.

She secured the top result for any female athlete in the history of the Bradford College Boxing Academy when she won a bronze medal at the European Youth Championships in Hungary last year.

The 2020 Olympic hopeful was recently selected for the England boxing team for the second successive year and just last month won her first senior bout.

The championships are the culmination of the domestic calendar for amateur boxing clubs in England.

Ten male and female champions will be crowned after three days of boxing which begins with the quarter-finals on Friday April 29, semis on Saturday and finals on Sunday May 1.

The chief executive of England Boxing, Paul Porter, said: “The Elite National Championships is the big event in the boxing calendar for grassroots boxing clubs in England.

“The finals weekend is always a great showcase of the fantastic talent we have in this country and provides an opportunity for up-and-coming boxers to showcase their skills and progress their careers in a way that may one day see them go on to compete at major International championships and the Olympic Games.”