England squad announced for EUBC European Junior Championships 2019
April 9, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing has announced its squad for the EUBC European Junior Championships 2019 in Romania, starting at the end of next month.
A total of 21 boxers will be flying out for the competition to be held in Galati between 23rd May and 2nd June.
It is the first time that a full male squad of 13 has been taken to the Championships across every division from Under 46kg to Over 80kg.
There is also a very strong female squad of eight making the trip to Eastern Europe, and Performance Coach Mick Driscoll has high hopes of a strong showing.
“This is one of the hardest selections I have ever been involved in which highlights the strength of boxers being developed by England Boxing clubs,” said Driscoll.
“The model we put in place in 2017 means we now have more regular contact with boxers and their clubs.
“Last year in Russia, we took 19 boxers to this tournament and had our best medal haul of 12 medals. I believe this team can beat that if all goes to plan.”
In preparation for the Championships, squad members will attend a residential training camp in Billericay this weekend.
Under 46kg – Frank Varey (Sharpstyle); reserve – Alby Hill (Chadwell St Mary).
Under 48kg – Blu Bowers (Pinewood Starr).
Under 50kg – Muhammad Ali (Prospects); reserve – Shane Patterson (High Fell).
Under 52kg – Cameron Lavery (Impact).
Under 54kg – Royston Barney-Smith (Pinewood Starr); reserve – Osama Mohammed (Lions).
Under 57kg – Ellis Price (Hunslet, pictured above).
Under 60kg – Jake Abrol (Sharpstyle); reserve – Jude Moore (Downend).
Under 63kg – Jimmy Lee (Guildford City).
Under 66kg – Jimmy Dean Wood (Kent Gloves).
Under 70kg – Prince Dubois (Repton).
Under 75kg – Vinny Huczmann (City of Leicester).
Under 80kg – Jack Turnbull (Border City).
Over 80kg – Enriko Itauma (St Mary’s).
Under 46kg – Shelby-Marie Lee (Minster)’ reserve Alex Brown (Newbiggin).
Under 48kg – Megan Bainbridge (Brandon).
Under 50kg – Charan Dhesi (East Hull, pictured below).
Under 52kg – Jayne Bardauska (Crowle).
Under 57kg – Sacha Hickey (Fisher Downside).
Under 60kg – Anastacia Butler (West Ham).
Under 63kg – Katie Grover (Strood).
Under 66kg – Huma Caglayan (Hastings).