Performance selects squad for Junior European Championships 2024

April 29, 2024 | by Chris Boyd


The England squad for the forthcoming EUBC Junior European Championships in Bosnia can now be announced.

A strong squad of 17 boxers and five reserves have been selected, in line with the England Performance selection policy, following a camp with took place on the 20th April at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

The following boxers will represent their country:


Weight Name Club Region
U46kg Lily Bassett TM Boxing London
U46kg Ruby Cuthbertson* District Youth Tyne, Tees & Wear
U48kg Jaya Kalsi Cleary’s Midlands
U57kg Siobhan Haley Platinum Boxing Yorkshire
U60kg Lexie Walker Wodensborough Midlands
U60kg Tyika Thomas* Anderson’s Midlands
U63kg Rihanna Holden Phil Thomas SoB Tyne, Tees & Wear
U70kg Shannon Warren Tamworth Midlands
U75kg Thabiso Moyo Leicester Railwaymen East Midlands


Weight Name Club Region
U46kg Joseph Dowson Bishop Auckland Tyne, Tees & Wear
U48kg George Francis Rainham London
U48kg Alfie Taylor-Satchell* Everton Red Triangle Merseyside & Cheshire
U50kg Humza Malik Repton London
U52kg Lewis Coston Redcar Tyne, Tees & Wear
U52kg Cruz Pryer* Dagenham London
U57kg Isaac Huczman City of Leicester Lightning East Midlands
U60kg Finn Baker-Chambers Rainham London
U60kg Sonny Hollingsworth* Billingham BA Tyne, Tees & Wear
U63kg Luke Moore Henry’s Yorkshire
U66kg William Loveridge Sporting Ring Southern Counties
U75kg Bailey Wilding Mikey’s Midlands
U80kg Tobias Taylor New Saints Eastern Counties


The squad will now look to refine their skills and remedy a togetherness, as they meet at six preparation camps ahead of flying out to Sarajevo, Bosnia for the competition which will be held between 21st June and 3rd July.

The Three Lions will be joined by team manager Martin Webb, whilst the coaching team will consist of Mick Maguire as lead, Performance coach Chris Lodge and Pathway coaches John Hodkinson, Carl Ellis and Louise Vidor.

The hard work starts again

Reigning Junior European Champion Humza Malik (Repton) is aiming to repeat his gold medal-winning feat in Sarajevo: “It’s a big achievement being selected for the Europeans and representing my country at a major competition again.

“All the hard work starts again with good preparation to get me and my team members ready to bring back medals.

“I can’t wait to bring back another gold medal for my country.”

No greater honour

Phil Thomas School of Boxing’s Rihanna Holden is looking forward to competing alongside some familiar faces but is under no illusions as to how hard the task ahead is: “There is no greater honour than being chosen to represent your country in your sport of choice.

“I’ve been selected twice before but you can never take anything for granted so I intend to show England Boxing that they have, once again, made the right decision to put their trust in me.

“I’m a three-time National Champion but boxing at the international level is a different league. The preparation training is always hard, and this year will be no different, especially as I’m now boxing in the junior category, but it’s what I love, and I learn so much every year.

“I can’t wait to meet up with this year’s team, especially as some members are from the teams in 2022 and 2023.”

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