As a former Great Britain boxer, a current boxing coach and boxing club founder, my sport has played a significant role in my recent life.  As a competitor boxing has had a profound effect on me; both good and bad.  As a coach with the Royal Navy and a civilian club I am challenged and I learn something every day, both about coaching skills and techniques and about myself.  As a boxing club founder I have started an amateur boxing club from scratch alongside my husband and co-founder, Stuart.  We have learned from our experiences and from mistakes made, but we have gone from a non-existent club to one of the best boxing facilities on the South coast with over 600 club members.  This blog offers a reflection of our shared experience within the sport in the hope that it provokes thought and discussion or helps others going through similar experiences.