Alnwick champion boxer Jessica makes it a family double

England Boxing Schools Champion Jessica Pattinson.
England Boxing Schools Champion Jessica Pattinson.

A teenage boxer made it a knockout family double when she landed a national championship last night.

Thirteen-year-old Jessica Pattinson, from Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club, is the new England Boxing Schools Champion at 44.5kg after a cracking performance in Sheffield.

Boxing champion Jessica Pattinson with the golden gloves and mascot Trevor.

Boxing champion Jessica Pattinson with the golden gloves and mascot Trevor.

Her victory comes just a week after her second cousin Cyrus Pattinson won the GB Elite Three Nations 69kg title.

Landing the title was extra sweet for Jessica. Her opponent was Plymouth boxer Chantel Whiting, who defeated Jessica at Alnwick’s home show on St George’s Day.

Alnwick ABC posted on Facebook yesterday: “What a performance against the girl that she lost to on our home show. She has worked so hard over the past five weeks to perfect the winning performance. This process included beating two tough girls in advance of today’s final. Today she delivered her very best performance when it mattered most – a really great performance. We are all so very proud of this girl.”

Jessica secured her place in the showdown with a fine semi-final victory over Tamworth’s Patrycka Gnatowska in Evesham.

Jessica’s dad Gary and Cyrus’s dad are cousins. Cyrus said: “He trained me for many years and was a big part in my early development.”

There have already been dozens of messages of congratulations left on Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club’s Facebook page. Here is a selection:

Cyrus Ramone Pattinson: Class!!! Well done Jessica!

Freda Langdon: WELL DONE CHAMP nana and david is so proud of you and what you have done and one very proud coach and dad xxx

Sharon Thompson-Pattinson: Awwwww get bloody in well done princess’s you lil star daddy will be buzzing and so he should be amazing xxx

Katherine Donnelly: The new British 13 and unders schoolgirl champion with her coach and proud dad, I think I jumped 6ft in the air when she won

Lynn Young: Massive well done to Jessica winning the championships you were amazing

Karen Hope: Wooooo hooooo well done Jess, you and Cyrus will need a lap of honour round Alnwick on the open top bus with your medals.

Jim Doris: Well done Jess and all your team great job

Megan Young: Massive congratulations to Jessica today. You did yourself proud

Bobby Dazzlah: Team Pattinson, LOVE it!

Michael Anderson: Well done gary and jessica fantastic accomplishment !!!

Gordon Castle: What a brilliant performance Jessica. Congratulations on a fantastic and well deserved result!

Judith Moore: Well done Jessica so chuffed for you xx

William ‘Jock’ Enright: Well done jess x

Leanne Tailford Wilson: Fantastic news! Well done.x

Rosemary Bloom: She’s done you proud Gary

Sophie Rogers: Well done Jessica Olivia Pattinson

Oggy Fcp: Well done young lady !!

Charlie Makepeace: Well done Jessica, so pleased for you xx

Judith Moore: Well done Jessica so chuffed for you xx

Michelle Short: Brilliant so happy for you’s xxx

Roz Warkcup: Get in......well done Jess x

Geoff Campbell: Well done kid!