Statement regarding the England Boxing National Youth Championships 2020
February 16, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
Further to the events at yesterday’s England Boxing National Youth Championships 2020, England Boxing is now working with the police regarding these matters and has also launched its own investigation.
We utterly condemn yesterday’s events and the background to them and will continue to work with the relevant authorities, including with representatives of the National Police Chiefs Council, to eradicate the impact it has on our competitions.
Those with videos or information are asked to forward it to Warwickshire Police.
We share with all boxers, coaches, officials and genuine spectators a huge sense of disappointment that the competition has not been allowed to run its course after the hard work put in by so many, not least the boxers themselves.
England Boxing is now looking at options regarding the Championships, including the potential to reschedule, taking into account the wishes of the boxers, timings, our other Championships and competitions and other associated factors.
Boxers’ BCR1 Medical Books and any equipment left behind will be returned to clubs via the regional associations.
We will update member clubs within the next week with regards to a potential rescheduling.