Sheffield Thai boxing school girl scoops top title

Champion: Thai boxer Chicara Gerrard.
Champion: Thai boxer Chicara Gerrard.
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Sheffield teenager Chicara Gerrard, aged 14, will represent the UK in the under-16 Thai Boxing League after winning a champion title.

Chicara, a pupil at Sheffield Park Academy, said: “I am delighted and surprised by this – the hard-work has paid off, but there is still a long way to go.  

“I can’t wait to compete in the European Championship.”

Chicara’s first selection fight took place in Kent, where she earned the Southern Championship title on points.  

She won a further two contests in Birmingham to take the title of UK under-16 Super League Champion and British under-16 Champion.

Park Academy principal Maria Nightingale praised the achievement.

She said: “Chicara has worked incredibly hard to reach this level.

“She is now training for the European Championship, which will take place in Turkey at the end of November.

“We wish her all the very best.”