Football career

Stacey represented England U18's and played for Doncaster Belles and Tranmere Rovers in the English premier league, she also reached an FA cup final.

Following her success in the domestic league she was then scouted for a football scholarship in America where she played for Lander University and St. Edward's University and earned a degree in Sociology.

She finished her playing career in Stockholm, Sweden, where she played for Vasalunds IFC.

Boxing (Amateur)

Stacey's granddad ran a boxing gym and her dad was a former boxer so she was in the gym from six years of age, however since boxing was illegal for females she was unable to compete.

Stacey kept up her boxing training throughout her football career and finally had the chance to pursue her boxing dreams.

As an amateur Stacey won a European silver medal, multi nations gold medal and three national titles.

Boxing (Pro)

Following a serious injury which ended Stacey's hopes of returning to the European and World championships in 2016, she made the decision to turn professional, making her debut in 2017 at Bowlers in Manchester.

In 2018 she earned her first opportunity to fight for a title and went to Zimbabwe to face Mapule Ngubane, Stacey won the historic match up and became the first ever British woman to win the Commonwealth title.

Awards and Activism

Stacey is deeply passionate about making a difference to others and uses her love of sport to have a positive impact wherever she can.

Her community and charity work, activism around progress for women in sport and gender equality and involvement in encouraging sport for all has led to much recognition both within and beyond sport.

Stacey Copeland Community Service Award, St Edward's University, 2011
This award was named in Stacey's honour and is awarded to an athlete every year who demonstrates a commitment to community work alongside sport.
Tameside Sports awards athlete of the year, 2015
Sky Sports Game Changer Project Of The Year nominee, 2015
Stars In Our Schools award, 2016
Northern Power Women future list, 2017
Manchester International Women's Festival community award, 2016
We Are The City rising star in sport award, 2018
Sunday Times Grassroots Project Of The Year Nominee, 2018
Women's Sports Trust Role Model Of The Year, 2018
Fight shorts placed on permanent display in the Pankhurst Centre
Strong Manchester Women poster campaign, 2019
Northern Power Women Agent Of Change highly commended award, 2019
Tameside Certificate Of Achievement in the Mayor of Tameside honours, 2018

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