Get behind Time To Talk Day on 4th February

Mental health has never been so important and that’s why England Boxing is supporting Time to Talk Day on Thursday 4 February and encouraging our members to start talking about mental health.

Boxing joins forces to call for more government support for grassroots clubs

England Boxing has co-signed a letter to the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, Nigel Huddleston MP, urging the government to provide greater financial support to grassroots boxing clubs in 2021 to help cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Join the DiSE programme this September

The Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) Programme is now recruiting for its new intake of boxers for September 2021. The official-endorsed boxing qualification recognised by England Boxing supports talented and committed young athletes who have realistic potential to be high achievers in their sport across six hubs around the country. Despite the current halt to proceedings in gyms across the country because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and resulting lockdown, DiSE is still offering remote interviews for England Boxing-affiliated boxers to join in the autumn. Potential students must be at the age where they have just completed their GCSE studies and are looking to move into further education. “Our current cohort off first year boxers have been training with us since September 2020 and, even though we’ve not being able to spar or do pads, the constraints have made us all adapt and evolve as athletes, jus and coaches,” said Adam Haniver, DiSE Coach at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College. “Yes, these are very strange and uncertain times, but we continue to invest in our students so they have the best opportunities as performers and within their exit pathways as professional people. “All six academies continue to do online sessions with their boxers to ensure continued development and the hope will be that as we move into the next academic year, and subject to government guidelines, contact boxing will resume.” DiSE is not just about boxing excellence, but academic progress in the classroom too. Over the two-year programme, the boxers work towards their a main study course, such as a BTEC or NCFE. Since the inception of the DiSE course in 2010, thousands of boxers have gone on to compete for their country and become professional boxers or have gone onto higher education to gain degrees and move into the workplace. Many now work in the sport sector as personal trainers, gym instructors and also as boxing coaches. There are 100 places available nationally, so it is aimed at elite level or potentially elite level boxers. To find out more, contact the relevant hub where you would like to apply: Manchester - tony.challinor1@icloud.com Gateshead - steve.cranston@gateshead.ac.uk London - mark_collings@live.co.uk Brighton - adam.haniver@gbmc.ac.uk Bristol - michael.biggs@sgscol.ac.uk Birmingham - i.cobb@ucb.ac.uk You can also find out more online at: www.englandboxing.org/courses/dise

Online programme to support Ethnically Diverse Coaches

A new Ethnically Diverse Coach Development Programme is being launched by England Boxing in 2021.

Vacancies: HR, Legal and Compliance sub-committee members

England Boxing is seeking to appoint two new members to its HR, Legal and Compliance sub-committee, which provides strategic direction, support, advice and expertise across various issues (including disciplinary and safeguarding).

Is your club eligible for a Coronavirus insurance payment?

England Boxing clubs should check their insurance policies to see if they are eligible for an insurance payment following the initial onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Wellbeing Wednesdays week 11 – Let's be thankful

With 2021 starting with a fresh lockdown and new uncertainty, sometimes we all find it difficult to find the positives in life. However, we just need to look around us and we will see there is a lot to be thankful for.

Your nominations for #lockdownlegends

As this week’s Wellbeing Wednesday is all about showing our gratitude, we thought it would be a great way to start the day by celebrating the #LockdownLegends nominated by you.

Be aware of boxing’s new anti-doping rules for 2021

England Boxing has brought in new anti-doping rules, issued by WADA and UKAD, that came into place from 1st January 2021.

Bradley wins Schools Strava Running Challenge

We’d like to congratulate Bradley Smith, who, it transpires, was the winner of week two of England Boxing Strava Running Challenge Schools – despite the app’s final leaderboard listings suggesting otherwise.

Week two's Strava Challenge winners - and introducing the new 1k challenge

A big well done to the respective winners of week two of the England Boxing Strava Running Challenge – Joe Tarrant (Senior), Leo Ellis (Youth), Leah Carter (Parkstone), Mya Ash (Schools) and Simon Patterson (Coaches and Non-Boxers) – ahead of this week’s switch to a new 1k sprint endurance challenge.

Coaches asked to give their views for a national inquiry

England Boxing has been asked for help by Lord Willis, Chair of the new House of Lords Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation, in seeking out boxing coaches to input into its inquiry.

Holmes Chapel move announced on club's second birthday

Holmes Chapel has celebrated its two-year anniversary by announcing it is to move to a new and improved venue in a central, easy-to-reach location.

New 1k challenge for England Boxing Running Strava Challenge participants

The England Boxing Running Strava Challenge changes tack in this coming third week (starting 18th January) – by asking participants to run the quickest 1k they can!

Boxing clubs urged to consider Return to Play grant after loosening of criteria

England Boxing is urging member clubs to consider applying for a Sport England Return to Play Fund Small Grant – if they haven’t already – after a loosening in the criteria to be met.