Shelley Watts - Boxing

Shelley Watts


Hi, my name is SHELLEY WATTS

I am passionate about Education because education is the first point of learning for everyone! Whether its education in school, or at home, it is the way we can teach children right and wrong and can influence them in a positive way to help them grow and develop into amazing individual people.


Sport:                                                   Boxing

Born:                                                    10/08/1987 in Port Macquarie, NSW.

Lives:                                                   Here, there and everywhere                                       

Olympic Games:                                  Rio 2016 Olympic Games  

Olympic Results:                                  9TH.       


Primary School:                                   Laurieton Public School

High School:                                        Camden Haven High School

Favourite subject:                                Legal Studies

Favourite memory from school:           



Childhood ambition:                             Become a criminal barrister (lawyer)

Favourite toy growing up:                     Basil – a stuffed dog my mum won at a school fete in 1975. She left it in the plastic until i ripped it open when i was a baby!

Favourite gadget:                                 Gameboy to play pokemon!

Best holiday:                                        Post commonwealth game “euro trip” to london/amsterdam/mykonos

Band/music/song you love                   Everything that isnt heavy metal! :p

Favourite food:                                    Sweet potato chips/wedges!

Earliest memory:                                  Getting my ears tested for hearing troubles – having to sit in the old school booths with the headphones on, listening for different sounds.

Role model / idol:                                 My grandma – mama

Interests other than sport:                    Golf & nrl for other sports. Away from sport, learning, hanging with people I love and laughing!

Football team:                                      South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Sportsmanship means ….                    Respecting your opponent, coach, judges/referees no matter the result! there is never a loss, only a lesson and you should always act with dignity and respect!



What is one of your greatest memories from the Olympic Games?

Meeting the amazing team we had! Standing in the tunnel of the opening ceremony and cheering “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE” with our Australian Olympic Team – hello goosebumps!!!!


How did you come to participate in your chosen sport? How old were you?

I didn’t start boxing until I was 22! You’re never too old to start something new and succeed!

I had had a knee reconstruction from playing soccer at uni. I started boxing to gain some fitness a year after my operation and the rest is amazing history


What is the importance of sport for you in your life?

Sport and boxing have changed my life in such a positive way!!

I have become healthier, eating better, training more, training harder! I am a nicer person, more accepting, less angry (funnily enough as I’m a boxer!) I am more positive – the glass is always half full!

Sport and boxing have helped me meet amazing people, become friends with the best people! I’ve been able to travel the world, train in foreign and exotic countries!

I am seriously living my dream and fighting for my fairytale because of boxing and sport!