My work ethic, professionalism and my ability to adapt were cemented in the Army
Sporting legend Kelly Morgan Joined the Army in 2001 and after a while with the Adjutant Generals Corps (AGC) specialised as an Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Her sporting achievements included being a member of the FENA England netball squad in 2001, winning a Commonwealth javelin bronze medal in 2002, holding the British javelin record from 2002 – 2010 ranking 6th in the World and was the World Boxing Council Middleweight Silver Boxing Champion in 2016 being ranked 2nd in the middleweight division in the World that year.
Kelly also represented the Combined Services and civilian regional league/National Cup basketball between 2002 and 2012 and unsurprisingly was the Combined Services Sportswoman of the year in 2002.
After leaving the Army in 2012 and travelling extensively, Kelly worked for a Qatari Sheik and his family before returning to the UK. She now works for the BBC as a Journalism Coordinator; reporting and producing for BBC Radio Wiltshire. Kelly is always happy to return to familiar surroundings to cover stories in and around the Army and says that is always stirs up fond memories.
When reflecting on her time in military service and life after the Army, Kelly said: “I wouldn’t change a thing about my life experiences. My work ethic, professionalism and my ability to adapt were cemented in the Army and come to my aid no matter what environment I find myself in.”
She added: “Since leaving the Army I got another shot at my sporting dreams, this time in the world of professional boxing. There’s no sport more closely aligned to the values and skills learned in the Army than that found in a boxing ring.
In the Army communication was a vital skill enabling me to help people reach physical goals and rehabilitate from injuries, now in broadcast journalism my ability to communicate and build rapport is something I rely on daily in my goal to discover stories and give people the confidence to tell those stories.”
Kelly Morgan is now working for the BBC and of course subjects the Army to the same level of scrutiny as any other organisation.