Inaugural Inspire Summer Camp to be held at The Lion’s Den in August

June 22, 2023 | by Chris Boyd


England Boxing is pleased to announce they will be holding an Inspire Summer Camp for School and Junior female boxers.

The camp, the first of its kind, will take place on Sunday 20th August 2023 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield and play host to 50 School and Junior female boxers.

Designed by the coaches from the first Women’s Coach Development Programme, the camp will be delivered by coaches from all cohorts of the Women’s Coach Development Programme.

This initiative is for girls who have never been on any level of the talent/performance pathway or have not been selected by their regions to attend the Women’s Aspire Programme since the programme started.

Eligible criteria for the summer camp:

  • Be a School or Junior boxer born between 2007 and 2011.
  • You must be registered for the 2023/2024 season.
  • You must have an in-date medical.
  • You have NEVER attended or been selected for the England Boxing Pathway or Women’s Aspire Programme.

There are 50 places available, and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Women and Girls officer Laura Sargeant said, “We want to give girls, who have previously not had the chance, an opportunity to come and spend an afternoon and train at The Lion’s Den.

“Women and girls in the sport have come so far and we would like to offer more experiences for young girls coming through, and for those that have never been fortunate enough to be selected for the pathway or through Women’s Aspire.

“This is a great way for them to raise their aspirations, and to inspire them to dream big and stay in the sport. It will also be a great development opportunity for the coaches.”

To apply for a place on the camp

  • Fill out the form below with your parent/guardian.
  • Applications must provide a parent/guardian’s email address to enable England Boxing to respond with a follow-up email to whether the application was successful or not.

The application form can be found here.

The deadline to sign up will be Sunday 25th June 2023 at 5pm.

Details of a Youth and Elite Development Summer Camp will be released in the next few weeks.