England Boxing's Mick Driscoll

Open Talent Day for England Boxing Talent Programme

March 13, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny


The England Boxing Talent Programme is hosting an Open Talent Day (OTD) for Junior male and female boxers on Sunday 7th April 2019, following the conclusion of the National Championships.

The OTDs are designed to identify talented boxers that may not have been scouted during these national championships, with talented boxers possibly meeting in the early stages of the competition or unable to enter due to injury. This is the fourth year OTDs have been run by the Talent pathway, having identified a number of boxers that have gone on to compete internationally through this route.

Each boxer will be assessed on technical and tactical skills, using a rating system, and will receive feedback from the England Boxing coaches. Boxers will have the opportunity to spar and train alongside Talent Pathway boxers, allowing England coaches and the boxers to gauge what level they are in relation to the international circuit.

Boxers who meet the required assessment levels will be invited on to the England Talent Programme.

Registration is open until 17.00 on Friday 29th March 2019.

Minimum entry criteria:

  • Be a British citizen
  • Be a member of an affiliated England Boxing club and registered on the Vault
  • Hold a valid BCR1 (which will need to be produced on the day)
  • All boxers need to be within 5% of their competition weight (All boxer will be weighed in on the day).
  • Must be injury-free to attend the camp, as boxers will need to participate in all activities in order to be assessed.

Please see further criteria based on age and gender below along with the registration link.

Junior Men OTD

Minimum Entry Criteria:

  • Born in 2003 or 2004
  • Boxers between 52kg and 70kg have had a minimum of 15 bouts.
  • For all other weights, the minimum is 10 bouts.
  • Have a minimum win loss ratio of 70% or higher in the last 24 months
  • Have entered the National Championships in 2018 or 2019

Junior Women OTD

Minimum entry criteria:

  • Born in 2003 or 2004
  • Had a minimum of 2 bouts
  • Have a minimum win loss ratio of 20% or higher in the last 24 months
  • Have entered the National Championships in 2018 or 2019

Please note that all boxers will be notified by Tuesday 2nd of April to whether they have been assigned a place on the OTD they have registered for.

Venue and Dates

Date: Sunday 7th April 2019

Venue: Tamworth Boxing Club, Orchard Street, Tamworth, B79 7RH

Time: 11am-3pm

Junior Men OTD- https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JuniorMenOTD2019

Junior Women OTD-  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JuniorWomenOTD2019