Youth European Championships 2023: England squad announced

March 3, 2023 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing can confirm its squad selected for the forthcoming EUBC Youth European Championships 2023 in Yerevan, Armenia, which will be staged from 23rd April to 4th May.

The selections have been ratified following last weekend’s Youth selection camp, held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

In accordance with selection policy, whether or not England Boxing sends a team to any given event may also depend on other legal, regulatory or political factors.

In particular, should an event permit boxers from Russia or Belarus to participate (and/or to participate under their national flags or as neutral participants) it may not be appropriate for England Boxing to send a team to that event. Such decisions are a matter for England Boxing’s discretion.

“I’m delighted with the standard of boxers we have been able to select for our first major championships of the year,” said England Boxing’s Lead National Coach, Amanda Coulson.

“We have a strong group of boxers which includes a lot of previous European and World Championship representatives and medal winners who have all shown the potential to do well in this year Youth European Championships.

“I’m excited to begin working with the team during their rigorous preparation camps starting 10th to 12th March to further enhance their potential to perform on the international stage.”

England Youth squad


Under 48kg – Ebony Jones (Scunthorpe); Under 50kg – Alice Pumphrey (The Purge), Dionne Mannion (Marden, reserve); Under 52kg – Lauren Mackie (Burton Park and GB), Keira Bowden (Redcar, reserve); Under 60kg – Monae Smith (Jennings Gym); Under 63kg – Madison Adkins (Stratford Upon Avon); Under 66kg – Amy Nolan (Right Stuff, pictured below); Under 81kg – Amber Moss-Birch (Golden Ring and GB).


Under 48kg – John Tom Varey (Box Smart Elite), Mikie Tallon (Lee Jones, reserve); Under 51kg – Joe Turner (Jennings Gym), Zayn Ahmed (Pinewood, reserve); Under 54kg – Owen Ketley (Lionheart and GB, pictured above), Leighton Birchall (Jennings Gym, reserve); Under 57kg – Denaeo George (City of Leicester Lightning); Under 67kg – Ellis Panter (Burton Park); Under 75kg – Emmanuel Buttigieg (Newham); Under 86kg – Conor McCormack (Panthers).

Please note: these selections may be added to, due to required reassessments.