Great Britain Boxer, Lewis Williams, joins the BRIT Ambassador family
We are delighted that Lewis has joined our BRIT Ambassador family.
Lewis is part of the GB Boxing Squad and in 2018, won gold at the GB Elite Three Nations Championships and England Elite National Championships.
“Having been a student at Trident Engineering College and Coventry University, and through my community outreach work, I have seen first-hand that this is a very tough time for young adults and students with many feeling isolated, experiencing depression and facing other mental health challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a disproportionate impact on particular groups in society, particularly those on a low income, people with an existing mental health condition; children and young adults and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. One in four young people were unable to access the mental health support they needed during the 2020 lockdown and it is vital that they receive timely support to look after their wellbeing in order to avoid long-term effects on their mental health.
BRIT are determined to support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK; I know the importance of students and young adults receiving timely support to assist with their mental health difficulties and it is great to see BRIT have partnered with PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide, Nightline Association, Student Minds and the Charlie Waller Trust. This collaboration means that all donations raised through the BRIT 2021 Challenge will be shared equally between BRIT and their four charity partners.
I am delighted to be part of the BRIT Ambassador family, and uniting with Olympians, Paralympians and sports personalities, to encourage universities and colleges to enter teams and support their students and staff as they complete their BRIT Challenge. I know that many more GB Boxers will want to join me to support universities and colleges throughout the UK and I will do everything I can to encourage them to be part of the BRIT Ambassador family; we must do more to help as this is such an important time to support young adult mental health.
I would be thrilled to encourage students and staff at Trident Engineering College, Warwickshire College Group and Coventry University, should they enter teams in the BRIT 2021 Challenge.”
Lewis first heard about boxing from a few friends who were going down to the local boxing gym. His dad had previously mentioned it to him, so Lewis went down to the Boys’ Club and got hooked on the sport.
As a Heavyweight Fighter, Lewis has had close to 70 bouts in his Amateur Boxing Career.
in 2018, Lewis won gold at the GB Elite Three Nations Championships and England Elite National Championships.
Despite fighting the flu, Lewis won silver at the 2019 EUBC Under 22 European Boxing Championships in Russia.
In 2019, it was announced that Lewis had been awarded the number one seed for the Elite ABA finals.
In the short-term, Lewis is hoping for more experience and collecting medals in the amateurs. With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics fast approaching, he is aiming to qualify and get out to Japan.
Lewis has his sights set on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games is in 2022, followed by the next Olympics in Paris in 2024. In between these dates, Lewis will have the European Championships, World Championships and small tournaments and is aiming for gold medals in any competition he competes in.
To learn more about Great Britain Boxing, please visit the GB Boxing website.