Mercedas Taaffe-Cooper

Our Great Coach for this episode is Mercedas Taaffe-Cooper.

Merc, as she likes to be called, has won European and World Championships in kickboxing. She is also a registered Psychologist, has a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and is an International Boxing Coach with over thirty-five years of coaching experience, having worked with numerous boxers ranked in the top 10 in their world in their weight divisions.

Born in Ireland but now living in Australia, Merc runs the very successful CounterPunch program. 

CounterPunch utilises a mix of performance psychology, sports science and boxing to teach teenagers the life skills needed to manage emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger and depression. You can find more information about the CounterPunch program here

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