England Talent Pathway boxers join GB Boxing’s World Class Programme

June 24, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny


A total of 12 boxers who have come through the England Talent Pathway have earned a place on GB Boxing’s World Class Programme.

Savannah Stubley (Empire School of Boxing), Emily Whitworth (The People’s Gym), Olivia Holmes (Rotunda) and Sameenah Toussaint (New King’s) have been selected after completing a series of assessments at the programme’s base, the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

Male boxers joining them on the WCP are Ellis Trowbridge (Hoddesdon), Owen Ketley (Lionheart), Jack Dryden (Birtley), Billy Adams (Dagenham), Ibraheem Sulaimaan (Eastside), Patris Mughalzai (Powerday Hooks), Ellis Price (Hunslet) and Owen Rees (Birtley).

A further Three Lions boxers – Patrick Hewitt (Leigh), Megan Morris (St Ives) and Ike Ogbo (Border City) – are joining the Emerging Talent Programme.

All boxers have been highly successful at England Boxing National Amateur Championships or England Boxing National Youth Championships level.

“We would like to congratulate all these boxers on winning a GB place, where they can now look forward to competing for the right to appear at the Olympics and other World and European level competitions,” said England Boxing’s Chief Executive Officer, Jerome Pels.

“To have so many boxers who are deemed ready to make that next step towards the very Elite end of our sports speaks volumes of the England Talent Pathway, not only in terms of the England coaching set-up that helps develop them, but also the club system at grass roots level that produces and nurtures them in the first place.”

To find out more about how to become a GB boxer, click here.