England name team for Junior Euros in Italy

August 11, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny


The England team selected for the EUBC Junior European Championships 2022 in Monza from 25th September to 5th October can now be announced.

A team of six girls and 10 boys – along with one female and one male reserve – has been chosen after two selection camps, the second of which was staged at Tamworth last weekend (6th and 7th August).

It is the first time the Three Lions has competed at the championships since 2019 because of Covid-19, when the team returned from Galati, Romania with five medals – two gold, one silver and two bronze.

“Because it has been a two-part selection process, it has really enabled us to get to know the boxers well,” said Lead National Coach Amanda Coulson.

“That’s not just their ability to perform in the ring, but also other things that are just as important and have a bearing on selection suitability, such as attitude, weight management and the amount of effort put in.

“We are confident that the squad we have selected has the attributes required to make the most of the potential they have, and I’m excited to see what this squad can do against the best of what Europe has to offer.

“We’re delighted to have selected high-quality reserves and it was a tough choice between them and the people selected in their weights in first position.”

The first training camp takes place in Sheffield this weekend.

England squad


Under 48kg – Ruby White (Sturminster Newton, Western Counties); Under 50kg – Alice Pumphrey (The Purge, Yorkshire); Under 52kg – Keira Bowden (Redcar, Tyne, Tees and Wear); Under 54kg – Ella Lonsdale (Sunderland, Tyne, Tees and Wear); Under 57kg – Monae Smith (Sharpstyle, North West, pictured above); Under 66kg – Lilly Deacon (Platinum, Yorkshire).

Reserve: Under 52kg– Ruth Huntley (Rainham, London.


Under 46kg – John Tom Varey (Box Smart Elite, Midlands); Under 48kg – Mohammad Safari (The Ring, Home Counties); Under 50kg – Joshua Jarvis (West Ham, London); Under 52kg – Leighton Birchall (Jennings, North West); Under 54kg – Adam Maca (Rumbles, Southern Counties, pictured below); Under 57kg – Luke Rodda (West Ham, London); Under 60kg – Harry Burke (Dagenham, London); Under 63kg – Nathan Barrett (Powerday Hooks, London); Under 66kg – Callum Kilmore-Walsh (High Wycombe, Home Counties); Over80kg – Conor McCormack (Panthers, Southern Counties).Reserves: Under 60kg – Zayan Sadiq (Pinewood, Home Counties).