5 Places Left on the DiSE Programme

October 6, 2023 | by Nabillah Akhtar


There are just five spaces left on the Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) Programme for boxers of England Boxing affiliated clubs.

The boxing qualification officially endorsed by England Boxing is designed to nurture promising and dedicated young athletes with the genuine potential to excel in their sport. This program operates across six hubs located throughout the country.

DiSE provides young boxers aged 16 to 19 with the opportunity to engage in full-time boxing training while simultaneously pursuing full-time academic studies to acquire qualifications that will be valuable beyond their boxing careers. It can be studies over two years alongside your school or college’s main study programme and is delivered by highly qualified and experienced England Boxing coaches.

By offering 64 UCAS points, it seamlessly integrates boxing with full-time education, ensuring that participants develop the skills, knowledge, and competence necessary to pursue sporting excellence while also preparing for their future careers.

Since it began in 2010, the DiSE program has seen several boxers represent their nation on the international stage, transition into professional boxing careers, or advance their education and secure degrees to enter the workforce.

Many now work in the sports sector as personal trainers, gym instructors and also as boxing coaches.

If you want be considered for a place, please contact your local academy below and arranging a trial to become a DiSE boxer for 2023.



CornerPost Education Centre, Tamworth
Alan Keast – alan@disemidlands.org
01827 314111

South East

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Adam Haniver – adam.haniver@gbmc.ac.uk
07825 684196


The Spotlight Centre
Mark Collings – mark@wearespotlight.com

0203 011 1333


SGS College, Bristol
Michael Biggs – michael.biggs@sgscol.ac.uk
07585 610374

North West, Merseyside and Cheshire

The Joe Gallagher Academy, Manchester
Tony Challinor – tony.challinor1@icloud.com
0161 641 3863

North East, Gateshead College

Gavin Rickelton
DiSE Coach
07860 376261

You can also find out more about the DiSE programme by clicking here.