Ashington boxer Daryle Jobling has been named as part of an England squad that is due to travel to Serbia this month to compete in the Nations Cup.
The call-up represents a great achievement for the young boxer who has represented the Ashington Club during the current season.
Daryle explained how from an early age she wanted to take up a contact sport. “I tried karate and kickboxing, the latter where I on a title at the age of 11 then I moved onto boxing,” she said, “I have always been interested in competing in a contact sport and I am pleased to have made the switch to boxing.”
Daryle joined the Empire School of Boxing in Blyth, winning a national title in 2013.
“I enjoyed my time at Blyth and I am grateful for the time and efforts of Les and Margaret Welsh,” she added.
Daryle then joined Ashington and has had a fantastic start to the season where she was voted the best female boxer of 2013-2014 by Tyne Tees and Wear and she has now received the accolade of a call-up from her country.
Daryle is quick to thank the help that she has received from her dad Keith who coaches at the Ashington club and head coach Alan Buller. She said: “Being picked for England is all that I have ever wanted. It’s a privilege to be asked to represent my country as part of the squad going to Serbia and I owe a lot of this to my dad and Alan - and hope that I can do myself and the club proud.”
Coach Alan Buller said: “Daryle is an absolute joy to work with and the whole club are proud to be associated with her. Keith, her fellow boxers and myself wish her good luck.”