Boxer Chantelle is a knock-out with Hitchin’s homeless women

Chantelle Cameron

Chantelle Cameron - Credit: Archant

A female boxer who narrowly missed out on qualifying to box for Great Britain in the forthcoming Rio Olympics has leant her support to a community initiative in Hitchin.

Athlete Chantelle Cameron took part in a boxercise workshop for vulnerable woman at North Herts Shelter in Grove Road in the town as part of the female empowerment week called ‘Us Girls Can’.

Chantelle – picture above – happily gave up her time to give a motivational talk to some of the young women affected by homelessness.

Young women who have been affected with mental health problems, alcohol and drug issues and other factors that may have seen them become socially excluded were given a boost when the 24-year-old lightweight boxer gave her talk.

Marc Campbell, community sport officer and youth mentor for Child UK, told the Comet: “It was a huge success. Chantelle really engaged the young women and she mentioned she now wants to be involved in our sports mentoring project which helps vulnerable young people struggling with various issues.” To find out more about the various boxercise courses email Marc at