Routes onto the Junior Performance Pathway for 2023 explained

March 16, 2023 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing can now confirm routes onto the England Boxing Performance Pathway for 2023 in relation to Junior boxers (born in 2007 and 2008).

These routes are being outlined to boxers, coaches, parents and member clubs ahead of the England Boxing National Junior Championships 2023 in Wigan next weekend (25th and 26th March).

2023 routes onto the England Boxing Performance Pathway

Become a champion at the England Boxing National Junior Championships 2023 (Open Class only)

Following the national championships, a meeting will be held to discuss which phase of the England Performance Pathway, boxers will be placed into, to aid their development. All champions will receive written confirmation of their place on the pathway and the phase the coaches have placed them in.

Scouting at the England Boxing National Junior Championships 2023 (Open Class only)

England coaches will be in attendance at the championships from the semi-finals onwards. Each boxer will be assessed for their suitability for the Performance Pathway. Successful boxers will be notified in writing, stating which phase coaches have placed them into.

‘Remain Boxers’

All boxers that were selected for a major international competition in 2022 (Euros, Worlds, Olympic or Commonwealth Games),  including reserves, will retain their place on the programme. Boxers will receive a written letter confirming their place on the Performance Pathway and the phase which coaches have placed them in.

Open Talent Day (OTD)

An OTD will be held at Tamworth Boxing Club on Saturday 15th April. Interested boxers should apply online to attend (for which details will be advertised on England Boxing’s website and social media). Those who meet the set criteria, will be considered to attend the camp to be assessed by the England coaches via RAGG rating. All boxers will be written to following the assessment, with feedback. If boxers are successful, they will be informed of the Performance Pathway phase that coaches have placed them into.

The two phases of the Junior Performance Pathway explained

Performance Programme

This is delivered to the highest level of boxers on the pathway.

Performance boxers will look to compete both nationally and internationally. This will include major competitions when the potential has been shown to win a medal.

England Boxing coaches will oversee individual athlete plans to make sure all aspects of the boxer’s development is taken into account. This includes boxing ability, athletic education and development, as well as sport and exercise science.

Development Programme

This is delivered to boxers who have shown potential and merit a place on the pathway to try and further develop.

Development boxers will be invited to training camps and, where possible, domestic competitions.

Boxers will receive training with England Boxing coaches and occasionally alongside England Boxing performance programmes, working on specific criteria to push them onto the next level.

EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships 2023

Eligibility for selection

The tournament is due to be held in July. Boxers need to have a robust training and preparation plan, therefore selection is planned to take place in May, with preparation training camps throughout June and early July.

Boxers will qualify for assessment if they are placed in the Junior Performance Programme and hold a valid, in-date British passport (with at least six months remaining until expiry). Invitation letters with full details will be emailed to qualifying boxers.

GB Junior and Youth Three Nations 2023


All England Boxing National Junior Champions in international weight categories will qualify to represent England in Scotland at the GB Junior and Youth Three Nations in June. (Boxers must hold a valid British passport).

If the qualified boxer is unavailable, injured or ill, the opportunity will be offered to the second-place boxer, followed by the third and so forth.