England squad announced for Youth European Championships 2024

March 1, 2024 | by Chris Boyd


The England squad for the EUBC Youth European Championships 2024 in Croatia has been named.

A squad of 12 boxers and two reserves has been selected, in line with the England Performance selection policy, following a camp held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield last weekend.



Weight Name Club Region
U48kg Ruby White Sturminster Newton Western Counties
U50kg Alice Pumphrey The Purge Yorkshire
U54kg Caitlyn Wise Worcester City Midlands
U60kg Ella Lonsdale Sunderland East End Tyne, Tees & Wear
U70kg Lily Dolling Harrow & District London


Weight Name Club Region
U51kg Mohammed Safari The Ring Home Counties
U51kg John Tom Varey* Box Smart Elite Midlands
U54kg Joe Turner Jennings Gym North West
U54kg Zayn Ahmed* Pinewood Starr Home Counties
U57kg Leighton Birchall Jennings Gym North West
U67kg Aaron Iqbal-Fletchman Technique ABC North West
U71kg John Joe Carrigan Border City North West
U80kg Connor McCormack Panthers Gym Southern Counties
U92kg Leo Atang Legions Yorkshire


The talented squad, a blend of fresh new talents and experienced major internationals, will now meet at four preparation camps ahead of flying out to Porec, Croatia for the tournament held 2nd-16th April 2024.

The Three Lions will be joined in Croatia by team manager Tyrone Harold and England’s referee and judge representative, Billy Macdonald. The coaching staff will consist of Amanda Groarke, Andy Marksby, Phil Knight and Dave Johnston, headed by National Coach Amanda Coulson.

High Hopes for a Dangerous Dozen

Following the squad ratification, Coulson spoke about the potential amongst the squad: “I am delighted with the 12 boxers selected for the 2024 Youth Europeans. Each boxer fully deserved their selection, as did the additional two reserve boxers.

“10 of the 12 already have international bout experience from last year’s programme, either as a Junior or a Youth.

“Two of the boxers are new to the England squad but showed enough in the selection camp to warrant their spot and they’ll join the team this weekend as preparation gets underway.

“Six first-year boxers and six second-years make up the ‘dangerous dozen’, whose potential shouldn’t be taken lightly.

“This team are more than capable of performing really well and taking a podium spot. It’ll be down to the boxers and their club coaches to work together with the England coaches, throughout the next five weeks, to aid their development and progression towards unlocking their potential.”

One of those new to the England squad is Harrow & District’s Lily Dolling, who is determined to do her country proud: “I feel honoured to be part of the team and represent my country in the Europeans.

“I’ve worked extremely hard for this opportunity and will ensure I make England proud.”

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