England Boxing fees changes

February 17, 2023 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing can confirm new membership and course fees and competition ticket prices that will come into effect in 2023, following a review.

These new fees will ensure the high standards of services that are expected by the boxing community continue to be delivered.

Fees relating to courses will take effect from 1st April 2023, while the new membership fees will come into effect from the start of the new season on 1st June 2023.

The new prices for admission as a spectator to competition venues will apply from England Boxing National Amateur Championships 2023 Finals Day on Saturday 22nd April 2023.

“As with many sports organisations, we find ourselves in a situation where the inflationary issues impacting the nation’s households and businesses are also affecting us too,” said England Boxing’s Chief Executive Officer, Jerome Pels.

“Since inflation began rising sharply in late 2021, we have been seeking ways to mitigate the impact of operation without impacting on the quality of the delivery of our services, which included a membership fee freeze and later discount during Covid-19, as well as ongoing grant funding support through the Tackling Inequalities Fund, KO Covid-19 campaign, Together Fund, Clubs in Crisis Fund and others.

“However, inflation has continued to rise relentlessly in a way that could not have been predicted a year ago, further driven by the conflict in Ukraine, so that it is now at its highest level for 40 years.

“While England Boxing has not raised any prices for a long time, it has unfortunately come to the point that we must take the difficult decision to make adjustments, otherwise we will have to jeopardise the quality of what is delivered.

“Looking at the costs and incomes, and the level of charges that other Sports Governing Bodies apply for similar products, boxing, even with these changes, still compares very favourably.

“Recent insight from our most recent club audit tells us that the average club (based on 16 competitive boxers and three coaches) will pay only an additional £32 per year in membership fees.

“We feel that what we offer is still very good value for money and hope that the membership will understand why the board has needed to take this course of action.

“As ever, we will continue support clubs and members in the greatest need, with various help available, including free courses, grants for overheads and projects, and opportunities to recruit, train and develop club volunteers to increase club income. These opportunities can be explored by contacting your regional Club Support Officer for further information.”

Summary of new fees

 Product / offer Current New
Membership – Club £220 £230
Membership – Boxer £11 £12
Membership – Coach £22 £24
Membership – Official £22 £24
Membership – Volunteer £22 £24
Level 1 Coaching Course £140 £160
Level 1 Refresher Course £30 £40
Level 2 Coaching Course £160 £200
Level 3 Coaching Course £750 £850
Safeguarding Course £10 £20
Events – Adult Ticket £20 £30
Events – Under 16 Ticket £5 £10
Events – Over 60 Ticket £10 £10

New fees Q&A

Why is England Boxing changing fees for its services?

England Boxing’s board has decided to change prices in order to protect the quality of the services it offers in the face of rising inflationary costs that have risen sharply, particularly in the last year following the onset of the war in Ukraine, which has brought with it the highest level in inflation in 40 years. While England Boxing has absorbed previous inflationary pressures so as to not increase prices for several years, it has reached the point where this is no longer sustainable.

However, as was the case during Covid-19 outbreak – when England Boxing bid to mitigate the impact on those individuals and clubs with the greatest need by offering funding support through the Tackling Inequalities Fund, KO Covid-19 campaign, Together Fund, Clubs in Crisis Fund and others – there will remain a focus to help those that require it. Please contact your regional Club Support Officer if you need assistance.

How do the fees charged by England Boxing compare to other National Governing Bodies?

The prices for individual and club membership and courses remain one of the least expensive of any National Governing Body for sport in the country, recognising that many of those who take part are from lower socio-economic backgrounds. England Boxing continually strives to keep costs as low as possible to encourage and maximise participation from as wide a cross-section of the community as possible. Entries fees for national competitions remain unchanged.

How is England Boxing funded?

A total of 62% of England Boxing’s income in the 2021-22 financial year came from Sport England (both core funding and grants), with approximately 80% of staff wages being paid from that income. Other income streams including membership fees (18%), coaching and safeguarding courses (14%), events (4%) and other (2%). You can see a pie chart breakdown below.

How does England Boxing spend its income?

England Boxing works across a broad range of areas, with the 2021-22 financials outgoing spread between competitions (24%), Community work and projects (19%), general office costs (15%), coaching and safeguarding courses, inc R&J (13%), legal and compliance (9%), Performance Programme (8%), Membership Services and Clubs (8%), exempt VAT write-off (2%) and Communications (2%).

How can I find out more about England Boxing’s role in amateur boxing?

You can find out more about what England Boxing intends to achieve during it current five-year strategic plan, which runs from 2022 to 2027 and is called Inspiring and Transforming Lives Through Boxing, by clicking here.

You can also keep abreast of the organisation’s work – from courses to competitions and Membership and Performance  –  via the news page on our website and following us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

If you have any further, specific questions, please email enquries@englandboxing.org and we will do our best to reply, where possible.