We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Ireland’s lightweight boxing hero and Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist, Kellie Harrington, to the Make Life Richer family as our newest ambassador. Known for having huge pride in her local boxing clubs and community in inner-city North Dublin, we’re incredibly proud to be teaming up with a sensational athlete and person who remains incredibly humble and down-to-earth despite her glittering career achievements.
Kellie discovered a love for boxing at an early age and since then has become a trailblazer for the sport in her inner-city Dublin neighbourhood and beyond. And judging from the reception she received since returning from Tokyo with a gold medal around her neck, her impact on the local community has been nothing short of phenomenal. She embodies all the values that we stand for as a brand, especially her community-first approach which she attributes as being central to her success on and off the canvas floor.
“When you step out into that ring, physically it’s 1-v-1. However, knowing that I have a whole team, family, community and nation willing me on helps me to reach levels that are impossible on my own. As a brand with a community-first approach and one that I’ve been a fan of for a while now, I’m delighted to join the Gym+Coffee family.”
A sparring session for Kellie in the Lotus Rib Knit Bra + Leggings
It also helps that Kellie has been a big fan of our gear for quite a while now! As a high performance athlete, top quality, comfortable gear that also looks the part is essential for all moments of a typical training day and vital for rest days too. And as we look forward, we’re excited to learn from Kellie and our other MLR ambassadors to continue to improve our product range even further.
This really is one of those pinch ourselves moments! To find such a genuine fit with a supreme human being and inspirational figure in world sport fills us with massive excitement and pride. As a role model to her peers and the next generation of athletes, we're on hand to support Kellie on all her future endeavours, whether they're within her local community or on the world stage. Welcome to the G+C crew, Kellie!