England Talent Pathway activities postponed
March 17, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
All scheduled England Talent Pathway activities have been postponed until at least 30th April because of the Coronavirus pandemic, England Boxing can confirm.
This will include all camps, competitions and inductions related to the programme, following Government advice, which you can access here.
England Boxing will, however, continue to review this as the situation develops and keep boxers informed with updates when they are available.
An email has already gone out to each individual and club concerned letting them know the situation.
It follows on from the postponements of England Boxing’s remaining 2019-20 National Championships, and England Boxing courses until the end of April.
Scheduled activities postponed until further notice
England Boxing National Junior Championships 2020, Liverpool – 28th and 29th March
Youth Residential Camp, Tamworth – 27th, 28th and 29th March
Youth Preparation, Tamworth – 29th March
TDC, Lee Jones and Berinsfield – 4th April
Youth Preparation (TDC) – 4th April
Junior OTD, Tamworth – 5th April
Youth Induction, Sheffield – 5th April
Youth Preparation Residential, Sheffield – 11th and 12th April
Youth Preparation Residential, Tamworth – 17th, 18th and 19th April
Junior Induction, Sheffield – 19th April
EUBC Youth European Championships 2020 – 22nd April to 3rd May
EUBC Youth European Championships 2020
The EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships, scheduled to take place in Montenegro in April, has been postponed until at least 15th May.
As a result of this, the below preparation camps are also cancelled:
Residential training camp, Tamworth – 13 to 15th March.
Residential training camp, Sheffield – 21st and 22nd March.
Residential training camp, Tamworth – 29th March.
Sparring Day, Berinsfield Boxing Club – 4th April.
Youth Induction, Sheffield – 5th April.
Residential training Camp, Sheffield – 11th and 12th April
Residential training camp, Tamworth – 17th and 19th April.
Proposed new dates
As it currently stands, if the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships were to go ahead on the proposed new date (15th May), England Boxing would go with the same selections as those made for when the tournament was scheduled for April.
However, we will review this in the event another date is offered, and also taking into account weight changes, fitness etc, as previously outlined in the initial selection letter.
We will continue to liaise with the event organisers and provide an update with regards to the competition and the associated training camp schedule as soon as possible.
England Boxing understands that this news will come as a huge disappointment, but given the exceptional circumstances, we ask for understanding that we have been left with no other option in order to help ensure the safety and continued wellbeing of all concerned.
Boxers should be assured that we will be looking to rearrange activities as soon as practicable.
We trust all is clear, but if there are any queries then please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org