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Teenage PCYC boxing volunteer, Frauke Rawlings, sets sail on an ocean adventure

Published: December 22, 2022 4:16pm

16-year-old Frauke started boxing at 12 years old when she signed up for classes at Geraldton PCYC.

Since then, Frauke has grown to love the sport and has achieved many of the goals she initially set for herself. This year she took home a trophy as a Junior Sports Star of the Year Finalist at the Geraldton Guardian’s Mid West Sports Awards. She also became a Golden Gloves Champion at the Golden Gloves Tournament in Brisbane in August. Frauke represented WA in the state team and was the first junior female amateur boxer from Geraldton to make the State team in over 20 years.

This December, Frauke set off on The Leeuwin, sailing from Fremantle Port as part of the Youth Explorer Voyage, a week-long trip for young people aged 14-25. Throughout the week, the young crew-in-training learnt to set and furl the sails, climb the masts, work aloft and stand watch while sailing through the night.

Frauke was sponsored by the City of Greater Geraldton as recognition for her leadership and achievements in sport, education and volunteering at Geraldton PCYC where she teaches Junior Boxing. Talya Quinn, Geraldton PCYC Centre Manager, praises Frauke’s “determination, consistency, hard work and strong will to never give up.”

Golden Gloves Champion Frauke, August 2022