Youth and Junior Championships 2021 update
July 5, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny
Dates for the England Boxing National Youth Championships 2021 and England Boxing National Junior Championships 2021 have been swapped, England Boxing can confirm.
The decision has been taken after a national consultation of the regions found that all were in favour of the changes.
The Juniors will now take place first, with the semi-finals on Saturday 16th October and the finals on Sunday 17th October.
The Youths will then be held on Friday 26th November (quarter-finals), Saturday 27th November (semi-finals) and Sunday 28th November (finals).
Explaining the reason for the changes, Competitions and Events Manager Lynsey Lockey said: “At Youth level, as things stand with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines, boxers who are aged 17 are legally allowed to spar, while those who are 18 are not.
“By moving the Youths back a month-and-a-half, it gives those who have not been sparring extra time to prepare, so they are at less of a disadvantage than they otherwise would have been.”
England Boxing continues to monitor and adapt to government regulations and guidelines around Covid-19 and will inform the membership of any further updates.