From track and field and martial arts to nutrition and biology, Janice has enjoyed all aspects of a healthy lifestyle since her early childhood, prioritising education and sport in a balanced way. Since finding her home in the art and sport of muaythai, she has evolved from a competitor and a World Champion to a coach, gym manager, administrator, and the chair of the IFMA Athletes’ Commission. Janice
stands for the protection of clean athletes on and off the field of play, has zero tolerance for cheating of any kind and is an advocate for education, particularly regarding some of the consequences of doping and effects on the athlete’s body through her capacity as a holistic nutritionist. Janice’s values align with the five pillars of muaythai: honor, respect, tradition, fair play and excellence.
“Clean Sport is important to me because it has a huge impact on the health and welfare of athletes and their right to fair competition. From a martial arts perspective, it is about taking what you learn and giving it back to the next generation. Clean sport offers hope and protection for the next generation of athletes. We owe it to them to rise up against doping, be a strong voice and educate one another so that the field of play remains untainted by negative influences, and athletes can continue to enjoy sport as it should be.”