Tyla McDonald was awarded a Tier 3 Scholarship within the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Tyla was born in Frankston, Victoria and grew up on the Mornington Peninsula with her parents and brother.
Throughout primary and high school she participated in high level netball competition. Her parents suggested she try boxing classes to gain better fitness, strength, and footwork to improve her game of netball. Tyla absolutely loved the sport of Boxing, it became her new sport, her absolute passion and she was hooked.
Shortly after her first boxing class in 2015, Tyla started boxing seriously at Peninsula Boxing with coach Marcos Amado.
From 2015 until 2021, Tyla has had 30 fights, 22 wins and eight losses. Two years after she started boxing, Tyla really began to shine. She was a three-time consecutive National Champion, 2017-2019 inclusive and was the best in her weight division.
Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games hopeful, Tyla also has ambitions outside of boxing. Her dream is to join the police force and provide support to troubled teens and teach them to be best versions of themselves.
“It is a massive honour to be a part of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program. It gives me great honour to know I’m amongst some of the best athletes in our country. This Scholarship will help me pay for my boxing expenses which I know will also help my parents out.” – Tyla McDonald on being selected as a 2022 Tier 3 Scholarship Holder.
- 2017: Australian National Championships – Champion
- 2018: Australian National Championships – Champion
- 2019: Australian National Championships – Champion
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