Megan Gordon is the first female Scottish boxer to compete in the Commonwealth Youth Games.
The 17-year-old, who flew to the Bahamas for the event over the weekend, says having dad Paul Gordon as her coach has been a “huge help”.
However, she stressed that she would not be the athlete she is without taking part in regular sparring sessions at Elgin Boxing Club.
Honing her skills at its Brodie Place home for the past five years has contributed to her history-making achievement.
The three-time Scottish Open junior champion said: “There are no other clubs in the area, so people from all over Moray attend this one.
“It is where I have done the bulk of my Commonwealth training, and has been a huge help to me.
“If the club came to an end I could train at home with my dad, but most boxers aren’t lucky enough to have their dad as a coach so I would really worry for them.”
The teenager, who works as a waitress, represented Scotland against England in a contest earlier this year and won her 50kg bout on points.
In recent years, she has ventured to Ireland and Sweden to duke it out against competitors on her level.
Megan added: “I have a real passion for boxing, it is my life, and training has made me a much more confident person.”
The games will run from Tuesday until Sunday, featuring 1,300 athletes aged 14-18 from 70 countries.
Megan will take part in a weigh-in today, with bouts starting from Wednesday.