Royal Navy

03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 11:02

Victory for first female to compete at Royal Marines boxing showcase

She's going to go up [with] the [Royal] Navy squad to the England development camp and the England women's team are going to have a look at her and see how she gets on up there

Warrant Officer Class 2 Wilf Rees

As a result, she's been offered the chance to train alongside the England team.

40 Commando's boxing coach, Warrant Officer Class 2 Wilf Rees, said:

'She's going to go up [with] the [Royal] Navy squad to the England development camp and the England women's team are going to have a look at her and see how she gets on up there.

'She's only had four bouts [and] she's won them all. Her boxing skills are fantastic.'

'She needs to move her head more so she doesn't get caught with so many shots on the nose! But it's all stuff we can work with.'

It didn't happen, however, without plenty of training.

Back at the gym in Norton Manor Camp S/Lt Carman's been keeping up the momentum with the rest of the squad, as the only female on the team.

It's something she relishes. She told us: 'It was pretty intense training. Sprinting in the morning, sparring in the afternoon. So it takes a lot of commitment, I think.'