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QAS Athlete Punching his Ticket onto Birmingham Boxing Team

21 June 2022

Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) supported athlete, Alex Winwood one of 11 boxers to fight for gold at Commonwealth Games.

Australia’s boxing squad for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games features an exciting combination of history-making women and male debutants hoping to make a mark for their nation.

A proud Noongar man, Gold Coast based QAS supported athlete, Alex Winwood is the only indigenous boxer on the 2022 team to wear the green and gold in Birmingham and will be among seven men who will make their debut for Australia at the Games.

Alex made his Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games and will be looking to replicate training partner Andrew Moloney’s flyweight gold-medal success at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Australia’s only previous gold medal in the division.

In the lead up to heading over to the United Kingdom, the Australian Team visited the QAS headquarters at Nathan recently to prepare with everything from gym work high performance support and pre-international travel medical assessments.

Australian Team Chef de Mission Petria Thomas OAM welcomed the addition of the 11 Boxing Team Members bound for Birmingham.

“It is exciting to announce our next 11 Team Members who have punched their tickets to Birmingham with the Australian boxing team,” Thomas said.

“Our Australian boxers enjoyed great success at the Gold Coast Games, and I can’t wait to watch these 11 Team Members be bold, brave, and brilliant in the ring in Birmingham.”

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held from Thursday 28 July to Monday 8 August with the boxing to be conducted from Friday 29 July all the way through to Sunday 7 August with the competition to be held at the NEC Arena.

Last updated: 27 Jun 2022