NBS’ Howie Timms with Brodie Morrison and Victory Boxing’s Shaz Nicholls. Photo: Charles Anderson.

Brodie heads to Outward Bound thanks to NBS


Brodie Morrison used to be the kind of girl who would sit at the back of the class.

But three years ago, she started attending Victory Boxing after her mum Helen saw it advertised. In that time Brodie, 17, has gone from simply showing up to class, to helping run the class.

Then the Nayland College student also recently saw that NBS were sponsoring one young person to go to the full Outward Bound course in Anakiwa.

Thing we really liked about Brodie is her long connection to Victory Boxing,” says NBS’s Howie Timms. “She is a good, motivated young person – it was perfect for what we were looking for.”

She will go on the course at the end of September and spend 21 days in the bush, going hiking and climbing and building life skills.

“A bit of everything,” Brodie says. “I feel like the experience will be really cool and I’ll get a lot of out it.”

Her mum says that boxing has been great for her daughter’s confidence.

“She used to sit at the back of the class and now she is at the front, always talking.”

Brodie says boxing has taken her out of her comfort zone and pushed her to exceed expectations.

Her trainer Shaz Nicholls says Brodie has just “blossomed” with boxing and is sure the Outward Bound course will take her to the next level.