Junior Open Talent Day 2023

March 29, 2023 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing is hosting an Open Talent Day (OTD) for Junior boxers (born in 2007 and 2008) on Saturday 15th April at Tamworth Boxing Gym.

OTDs are designed to identify talented boxers who may not have been scouted during the recent England Boxing National Junior Championships 2023. This could be due to talented boxers meeting in the early stages of the competition, as well as others unable to enter due to injury or illness.

The standard England Boxing is looking for is high. Boxers on the Performance Pathway are expected to meet training demands and compete in international competitions against the very best from other nations with a potential 24-month age difference.

Each boxer will be assessed on technical and tactical skills, using a rating system (RAGG), and will receive feedback from the England Boxing coaches.

Following the assessment, boxers who meet the required assessment levels will be invited onto the England Boxing Performance Pathway.

Compulsory generic entry criteria all boxers must meet

  • Be a British citizen (eligible for a British passport)
  • Be a member of an affiliated England Boxing Club and registered on the Vault
  • Hold a valid BCR1 and in-date medical (which will need to be shown on the day)
  • Be injury-free to attend the camp, as boxers will need to participate in all activities in order to be assessed
  • Born in 2007 or 2008
  • Be within 1.5kg of declared assessment weight.

Junior Men Criteria

  • 52kg to 70kg (inclusive) weight categories must have had a minimum of 15 bouts. All other weights a minimum of 10 bouts
  • Have a win-loss ratio of at least 50% (BCR1 cards with be checked).

Junior Women Criteria

  • Must have had a minimum of three bouts (BCR1 cards will be checked).

To apply to attend

Scan the QR Code below and complete a short application form:

  • Deadline: 12 midnight, Sunday 2nd April – late applications will not be accepted.
  • This form should only take a couple of minutes to complete.
  • After completion, all boxers will receive an email after the closing date to confirm if they have been successful in securing a place on the OTD with full instructions. Please do not show up on the day without an invitation email.