Schools and Minors weight changes

England Boxing Schools and Minors weight change

February 25, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing has made a number of weight changes to the Schools and Minors categories in a bid to provide greater clarity when it comes to international selection.

There have been a blanket 22 weight classes that cover three years of birth (Minors, Schools Class A and Schools Class B) for the last four years, but they have not aligned to European Weight categories, which has caused disputes as to which boxers should represent England at which weight.

The new system will align the English weights to those used in on the continent, thereby reducing potential selection issues, and also takes into account the physiological changes and differences between boys and girls at these ages.

The England Boxing Board has agreed to make the changes, both for males and females, following a recommendation made by the Championships Sub Committee.

In the Schools categories, female boxers will now have their own weight category separate to the Male boxers in this class.

In addition, Minors (Male and Female) will also box within their own weight category which will be separate from the Schools.

The new weight categories will come into effect from Monday 11th February 2019, giving boxers time to adjust to the new weights in good time prior to the England Boxing National Schools Championships 2019

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact England Boxing via

This change does not affect the current policy of Club Coaches making a match within 2kgs, as is currently the case.

The table below shows the new weight categories.  Please be aware that the weight categories highlighted in grey and all Minor weight categories are non-talent pathway.