England announce squad for Youth European Championships 2022
February 23, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny
A team of 16 has been named by England for the EUBC Youth European Championships 2022, to be staged in Sofia Bulgaria from 10th to 22nd April.
The team of nine boys and seven girls, plus three reserves, was agreed by selectors after a Selection Camp was held in Tamworth over the weekend (19th and 20th February).
Because of Covid-19, it will be a first England team to compete at a major championship since the EUBC Schools European Championships 2019, which was also in Sofia.
“It’s fantastic to be back preparing for a big tournament like this after so long away and we’re excited to work with this squad and see what we can achieve,” said Interim Talent Pathway Manager, Andrea Rankine.
“There is some really strong talent emerging, but we have to temper our expectations a little simply because while our boxers have had periods of inactivity, some other countries have continued to train throughout.
“That said, we have picked the squad based on those who we think have a chance of winning a medal and we believe they can acquit themselves well out in Bulgaria.”
Under 48kg – Maddie Gittins (St Paul’s, Yorkshire); Under 50kg – Ebony Jones (Scunthorpe, East Midlands); Under 52kg – Lauren Mackie (Burton Park, East Midlands, pictured below); Under 54kg – Emily Whitworth (The People’s Gym, North West); Under 57kg – Paige Howarth (Clayton, North West); Under 70kg – Madison Adkins (Bodyshots Redditch, Midlands); Under 75kg – Amber Moss-Birch (Golden Ring, Southern Counties).
Reserves: Under 48kg – Frances Coope (Kingstanding 2nd City, Midlands); Jayne Bardauskas (Almond’s Yorkshire).
Under 48kg – Mikie Tallon (Lee Jones, Merseyside and Cheshire); Under 54kg – Owen Ketley (Lionheart, Yorkshire); Under 57kg – Frankie Wood (West Ham, London); Under 60kg – Nelson Birchall (Sharpstyle, North West); Under 63.5kg – Levi Barnes (Sharpstyle, North West); Under 67kg – Lewis Lawton (Impact, Midlands); Under 75kg – Luke Turner (Phoenix Fire, Merseyside and Cheshire); Under 92kg – Damar Thomas (Powerday Hooks, London, pictured above); Over 92kg – Enriko Itauma (Westree, Southern Counties).
Reserve: Under 63.5kg – Osama Mohammed (Lions).