Asquith and England squad make history

Keisha Atwell and Emily Asquith

Keisha Atwell and Emily Asquith

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Bridlington’s Emily Asquith was part of a history-making England boxing squad at the weekend.

She was part of a 10-strong group which headed to Ireland, the first time a team of schoolgirl boxers had travelled to represent their country internationally.

Emily Asquith

Emily Asquith

The coaches felt Asquith was unlucky to lose on her England debut, as Keisha Atwell of the Ennis BC took a unanimous decision at Dublin’s National Stadium.

Bridlington head coach Damien Grant said: “She was in with a more experienced boxer in her first international so to be coming close is a good result.”