YORK amateur boxer Paris Smith has been selected to box for England at an international tournament in Serbia in January.

Smith travelled to Ukraine last week as part of the England squad which competed in a seven-day sparring trip against their Eastern European counterparts.

The European schoolgirls champion impressed the national team coaches whilst out in Ukraine, so much so that she has been selected to represent her country once again at a January tournament in Serbia.

Smith, 13, represents Legions ABC which is based in Clifton Moor and her club hailed her achievements.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for Paris to gain even more experience in an England vest and to test her talent against some of the best girls in the world," said a post on the Legions gym’s Facebook page.

Smith and the Legions Gym are sponsored by SAY Scaffolding.