En route to the Paris Olympics

En route to the Paris Olympics

Raised

$14,485.87

Goal

$15,000.00

ABOUT MARISSA

Marissa "Riss" Pohlman's incredible journey began when she discovered boxing as a way to escape a difficult childhood marked by foster care and homelessness. Boxing quickly became her passion and transformed her life as she embarked on an amateur boxing career at just 17 years old.


The turning point in Riss' career came when she received the prestigious 2021 Sport Australia Hall of Fame scholarship, which provided the financial support she needed to pursue her dreams. Riss draws her strength from her coach Kel Bryant OAM. Bryant, who operates a not-for-profit boxing gym aimed at developing national champions, serves as Marissa's greatest inspiration. She also credits her challenging childhood and the hardships she faced as the driving force behind her determination to succeed against all odds. Beyond the ring, Riss is an accomplished Heritage Policy Officer for the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria, where she brings her First Nations perspective to policy-making. Riss is deeply committed to caring for the land and advocating for community-led land management initiatives. She is a proud Ngarrindjeri woman, hailing from the lands of the Wathaurong people.


As a highly accomplished amateur boxer, Riss has already achieved significant success in her blossoming career. Currently, she holds the title of Australian Amateur Champion in the 66kg weight class, with her sights set on representing Australia at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Her notable achievements include, but are not limited to:


  • 2018: AFLW Sportsperson of The Year
  • 2018: National Futures Team
  • 2019: 64kg State Boxing Champion
  • 2019: 64kg National Boxing Champion
  • 2019: NAIDOC Sportsperson of The Year
  • 2021: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder – Tier 1
  • 2022: Moonee Valley Foundation Emerging Excellence Award
  • 2022: 66kg State Boxing Champion
  • 2022: 66kg National Boxing Champion
  • 2023: Australian Representative - European Boxing Tour
  • 2023: Australian Representative - Women's World Boxing Championships


Riss' unwavering dedication, resilience, and passion make her an inspiring

figure and an ideal partner for sponsors looking to support a remarkable

athlete and role model.


SUUPPORTER IMPACT

For athletes with Olympic aspirations like Marissa, sponsorship plays a critical role in achieving their dreams. Government assistance is often limited, leaving many self- funded athletes to fund their own journeys. Loss of income during camps and travel put strains on these athlete to do their best. This is where your contribution can significantly impact Marissa's career. By providing sponsorship, you enable Marissa to dedicate the necessary time, resources,

and energy to her training, ensuring she can reach her full potential and deliver the best possible results. Your support will truly make a difference in Marissa's pursuit of excellence.


Support contributions will assist with:

  • Training costs
  • Recovery costs
  • Equipment and gear
  • Nutrition
  • Accommodation
  • Travel to training camps
  • And much more


SUPPORTER BENEFITS

By supporting Marissa, you will become part of her team, staying up-to-date with her training progress and participating in key events, including the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.


CURRENT SUPPORTERS

Optimize Sports Chiropractic

YAMMY Boxing

Sportsafe Australia The Mouthguards Specialist

Results Based Physiotherapy

Blak Apparel

I.S.C. Mount Isa


As Riss gears up for the Olympics, she's got a lot on her plate. There's travel, accommodation, boxing training, strength and conditioning, and boxing camps to consider. All these expenses can add up to more than $10,000, which is a lot for anyone to handle. But with your support, Riss can focus entirely on her training without worrying about how to cover these costs. By partnering with Marissa, you'll be helping a dedicated and talented athlete achieve her dreams while representing Australia on the world stage. So, let's team up and make it happen!


TESTIOMONIALS

“I have been training Marissa at a high performance level for the past two years. During that time I have come to know her very well. I find her to be a very dedicated, hard working and honest young lady. In this time she has achieved many high performance accolades. Her optimism and self belief leads me to believe that she will achieve at the highest level. The ongoing expenses of her boxing aspirations are causing considerable constraints. Her peers/teammates are currently overseas in high performance training, whilst Marissa is at home working hard to keep above normal living costs. Therefore, any financial assistance to help Marissa join her national teammates in development camps will be a wonderful gift to ensure Marissa achieves her goals on a world stage.” - Kel Bryant OAM- Riss’ Coach


"In early 2022, we had the pleasure of meeting Marissa and working alongside her coach, mentor Kel Bryant, and gym teammates. Our professional relationship with Marissa has been outstanding, and we are thrilled with her progress in her sport since we started working together. Despite the challenges of the COVID era, Marissa's hard work and character have shone through, and her achievements have been phenomenal. We are excited to continue our partnership with Marissa and support her journey towards the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Marissa has provided us with excellent brand exposure and has represented our company with respect and goodwill, helping us establish ourselves as a brand. We wholeheartedly recommend working with Marissa - she is a remarkable young person with an incredible story." - YAMMY Boxing - Current Sponsor


CONTACT US

Email: teamrissboxing@gmail.com

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Your donation to this project is tax deductible

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs

Raised

$14,485.87

Goal

$15,000.00

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