29 Graduate from Level Three Coaching Programme

May 2, 2024 | by Chris Boyd


A special graduation ceremony was held last Saturday (27th April) at Tamworth Boxing Club to celebrate the 29 graduates of the 2023-2024 Senior Coaching Programme.

The course is England Boxing’s highest coaching qualification, and the success of the latest cohort re-affirms the high quality of coaching across the nation.

The graduates from the 2023-2024 cohort are:

Name Club Region
Berny Coupe Hope Street North West
Carl Ellis Bicester ABC Home Counties
Carl Stevens Army BA UKAFBA
David Johnston Heart of Portsmouth Southern Counties
Dean Sugden Newark ABC East Midlands
Denis Hysenbelli Oxford ABC Home Counties
Fraser Neill FFG Boxing Tyne, Tees & Wear
Gary Smith Rushden & Higham BC East Midlands
Joe Smith Maidstone ABC Southern Counties
John Stubbs Headland ABC Tyne, Tees & Wear
Kara Mikolajczyk Mikey’s Midlands
Kev Bullus New Saints Eastern Counties
Lewis Richardson Croxteth ABC Merseyside & Cheshire
Louise Vidor Bright star Midlands
Michael Biggs The Factory Western Counties
Michael Mikolajczyk Mikey’s Midlands
Preya Dhanecha All Stars ABC London
Reece Redmond St Ives Eastern Counties
Ricardo Williams Don Davis BA London
Richard Atkinson Training Cave Yorkshire
Roy Summers Rathbone ABC London
Sean McGann Fleetwood ABC North West
Shane Carrington Atomic ABC Southern Counties
Simon Carsberg Beartown ABC North West
Steven Cadman Burntwood Platinum Midlands
Terry Gammans RABC Boxing Yorkshire
Tom Cavanagh Halton Boxing Merseyside & Cheshire
Tony Nicholls Tamworth Boxing Midlands
Warren Davies Priory Park Midlands

The participants had faced a rigorous 12-month assessment period which included online tasks, peer reviews and face-to-face deliveries and assessments.

The course aimed to compare new coaching theories with traditional methods of coaching, whilst challenging the graduates to assess their practical demonstrations and acknowledge how they could improve.

Each task stretched and challenged the cohort’s understanding of their tactical knowledge and how to apply it practically.

England Boxing would like to thank the graduates as well as the tutors; Laura Sargeant, Jon Dennis, Alan Keast, Steve Cranston and Adam Haniver. The tutors travelled to gyms across the country to observe and assess the graduates’ coaching practices within their coaching environments.

England Boxing’s Workforce Development Manager Sarah Collings-Hands added, “The Level 3 Senior Coaching Programme is a culmination of years of work, and, over the last 12 months, these coaches have shown outstanding commitment to a rigorous programme of tasks and learning.

“It is fantastic to now have them out in our community sharing their learning and supporting others on the same journey. The timeline from application to graduation spans almost two years and everyone involved in this programme is to be congratulated on their commitment to England Boxing.”