Level 1 coaching courses set to return

July 16, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing is delighted to confirm that Level 1 coaching courses are to start again from next week.

Following conformation from the government that England is to move to stage four of the unlocking of Coronavirus restrictions from next Monday (19th July), the first round of courses will run from next Saturday (24th July).

This move has been made possible because the relaxation of restrictions means that the close contact needed for some of the practical elements of the course are now permitted.

As a courtesy to others, people are still asked to take a lateral flow test 48 hours before attending a course to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

For the benefit of those who may still feel uncomfortable and concerned about the removal of restrictions, attendees are also kindly requested to continue to wear face masks when inside their host venue. However, face masks are not needed for practical elements.

More details will be communicated directly via email with those who have booked a course.

All but a handful of courses spaces in August have already been booked, with people who were on a half-finish course or had booked onto a course that did not start because of the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic having been given first refusal.

But courses across all regions are being booked for September onwards and dates will be released on the England Boxing website’s Level 1 courses page when available.

Level 2 coaching courses will follow from the start of September, where, again, first option will be given to those who were booked on a course that was cancelled.

“After such a long, enforced break from Level 1 courses, it’s fantastic they will be now up and running shortly,” said Holly Pearce, England Boxing’s Training Course Coordinator.

“While everyone may not get a place on a course immediately, we ask for their patience as we work through a backlog created by not being able to stage courses for the best part of 16 months, which will obviously take a little time to work through.”

Please direct any queries regarding courses to administration@englandboxing.org