Sport for Women

Tammy Taylor

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Boxing
Location: Australia

Tammy Taylor in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Winning the Australian Title and the right to represent Australia

Greatest achievement off the field: Being one of the most active lobbyists in the legalisation of Female Boxing in the state of NSW. I petitioned and gained over 1000 signatures and wrote to Parliament and other Government and Sporting Organizations to aid the case, we won our battle in October 2009. Females are now allowed to fight in NSW. NSW was the last state in Australia to allow female to box

Who is your sporting heroine? Katie Taylor

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 12-15hours per week. when I have a fight coming up my training increases

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? Pre fight diet and nutrition is very strict, it usually limits me to small portions of low fat meat and lots of fruit and vegetables, no carbs or sugar and lots of water. Post fight nutrition is a little more relaxed, I tend to just stick to a balanced diet

What do you love about your sport? Everything!! It’s a hard and challenging sport that you constantly have to prove yourself in, not only is it a physically tough sport but there is also a lot of thinking, strategy and mental toughness behind boxing that not many people know about. Boxing is a game that is full of skill that takes a lifetime to perfect and you are always learning

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? The way boxing is perceived by the public, female boxing in particular

What motivates you? To be an Olympian, Woman’s Boxing will be included in the 2012 Olympics for the first time in History and I want to be a part of that

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Yes, I’m a fitness instructor and personal trainer

Three words that describe you: Committed, hard working and PASSIONATE!

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Anyone can do it! It doesn’t matter how big or small you are. Don’t be scared, there are more and more women participating and it’s a very safe sport as we are very protected. Find a local gym or PCYC and make a start! Listen to your coach, work hard, be confident, make sure you have good fitness and always keep your hands up!

Tammy Taylor Supports Sport for Women Day

“I support Sport for Woman Day because woman really can do anything and we have come such a long way, it is an amazing achievement to have a Sport for Woman day where we can be recognised and be proud of our achievements. I am in a sport that is male dominated and is very difficult at times to be recognized or treated as equal, but knowing there are other woman out there in sport that are working hard and pushing themselves beyond limits and making their dreams come true makes me proud and inspired.”