Performance: Youth Open Talent Day 2024 details

February 19, 2024 | by Chris Boyd


England Boxing is hosting an Open Talent Day (OTD) for Youth boxers (born in 2006 and 2007) on Sunday 10th March at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

OTDs are designed to identify talented boxers who may not have been scouted during the recent England Boxing National Youth Championships (EBNYCs) 2024.

This could be due to talented boxers meeting in the early stages of the competition or being unable to enter due to injury or illness.

England Boxing are looking for a high standard, with boxers on the Performance Pathway expected to meet training demands.

Boxers who competed in OPEN-level semi-finals or finals at the recent Youth National Championships and who have not already been invited onto the pathway need not apply as you will have been assessed during the Championships.

On the OTD, each boxer will be assessed on technical and tactical skills, using a rating system (RAGG).

Following the assessment, boxers who meet the required levels will be invited onto the England Boxing Performance Pathway in either the Development or Performance phase.

Essential Open Talent Day criteria

  • Be a British Citizen (eligible for a British passport) – you cannot progress on the pathway without a British passport.
  • Be a member of an affiliated England Boxing Club registered on the Vault.
  • Hold a valid BCR1 and in-date medical (both will need to be shown on the day).
  • Be injury-free to attend the camp, as boxers must participate in all activities to be assessed.
  • Be within 3% of your declared assessment weight.
  • Boxers to be in the 2006 & 2007 age range.
  • Men – 52kg-70kg (inclusive) a minimum of 20 bouts. All other weights have a minimum of 10 bouts.
  • Men – Have a minimum of a 70% win/loss ratio (BCR1s will be checked).
  • Women – must have had a minimum of 5 bouts. (BCR1s will be checked).
  • Provide a brief summary of key boxing achievements.
  • Provide a brief explanation of why they feel they should be assessed.

The above criteria are the minimum criteria for your application to be considered by the coaching team. Meeting the minimum does NOT mean an invite will be issued.

To apply to attend 

Click here to access and complete a short application form. This form should only take a couple of minutes to complete.

Please note: The application deadline is Midday, Monday 26th February – late applications will NOT be accepted.

  • Only successful boxers will receive an email confirming their place on the OTD with joining instructions.
  • Please do not attend on the day without an invitation email.