Coaching in the UK

Q Shillingford Awarded MBE

Fri, 03 Jan 2014

2012 Gillette Community Coach of the Year Q Shllingford was made an MBE in the New Year's Honours list.

“Q” is head coach at Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy and a GB coach. The Boxing Academy is at the centre of the community and caters for all genders, ages and abilities. This includes non-contact boxing classes, female boxing sessions, senior beginner’s sessions,and carded competitive sessions. The club also works with school children who have been excluded and suspended from mainstream schools and has links with local colleges and universities.

Q also pioneered the Boxing Tutor Course which has been adopted by GB Boxing.

Sue Tibballs, the former CEO of the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF), was another deserved recipient of a New Year's Honour, when she was made an OBE. 

Sue headed up the WSFF for five years, during which time the organisation produced the first strategy in the UK to increase women’s participation in physical activity, and launched the government-backed Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport.

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