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"The Right Stuff ABC had a successful weekend at the National Female Amateur Boxing Association Championship finals on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December 2013, held at the Brentwood Boxing Academy in Essex. The Right Stuff had three finalists, in Stone's Phoebe Hodson ( 13 years ) , Stafford's Lucy Sarsfield ( 15 Years ) and Yarnfield's Sophie Stewart  ( 18 years).
First up in the Schools and Junior finals on the Saturday was Phoebe Hodson, boxing Huda Chaima of Finchley ABC. The Alleynes Year 9 student boxed well to win the opening round , but over the next two her opponent, using good footwork, upped the pace and  at the end of an evenly contested  three rounds the Finchley boxer was awarded a close point decision in the  Schools Class 1, 54kg Final.
Next up was Weston Road Academy student and Cotonfields resident Lucy Sarsfield, against Bella Murphy of Sturminister in Schools Class 3, 58kg Final. Murphy was far more experienced having boxed 13 times previously to Sarsfield's previous 4 bouts. However, the Stafford girl's determination, aggression and all round better boxing skills triumphed. Sarsfield in the first round established a snaking jab keeping her opponent out of range, in rounds two and three she pushed her opponent back with strong right crosses and combinations of punches using great variety . There was no doubt at the end with a clear unanimous decision going to the Right Stuff Boxer and crowning Lucy the first female from Stafford to win a national title in Amateur Boxing.
Sunday saw the Senior Female Championships contested with Yarnfield resident Sophie Stewart contesting the Class C Senior 48 kg title.  Stewart a previous National Junior Champion was going for her first SeniorTitle and was facing Laura Hudson of Inspire ABC from Derbyshire . Sophie negated the need for the judges by producing a first round stoppage her opponents aggressive tactic as the first bell tolled proved to be her undoing as she walked onto a solid body shot delivered by Stewart which winded the Derbyshire girl , Sophie then followed up with a two handed flurry of hooks to the head prompting the referees intervention at 1 minute 40 seconds of the first round and making Sophie Staffordshire's first Junior and Senior National Boxing Champion .
Coach Andy Whitehall, MBE said " We had a fantastic weekend.  Never before has a Staffordshire club produced two female National Champions.  Both Sophie and Lucy performed magnificently and  Phoebe's time will come.  They are all a credit to their sport and standard bearers for female boxing in the Midlands "