Youth Open Talent Day 2022
January 28, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing is hosting an Open Talent Day (OTD) for Youth boxers (born in 2004 and 2005) on Saturday 26th February at Tamworth Boxing Gym.
Open Talent Days are designed to identify talented boxers that may not have been scouted during the England Boxing National Youth Championships 2022 being staged in February.
This could be because two highly-rated boxers met in the early stages of the competition, or because a boxer was unable to take part due to injury or illness.
The standard England Boxing is looking for is high. Boxers on the programme are expected to meet training demands and compete in international competitions against the very best from other nations with a potential 24-month age difference.
Each boxer will be assessed on technical and tactical skills, using a rating system, and will receive feedback from the England Boxing coaches on the day.
Following the assessment, boxers who meet the required assessment levels will be invited onto the England Talent Programme.
Registration (see below) is open until Thursday 17th February at 12noon.
An Open Talent Day for Juniors (boxers born in 2006 and 2007) will follow on Saturday 9th April at Tamworth, with more details in due course.
Minimum entry criteria
All boxers must:
- Be a British Citizen
- Be a member of an affiliated England Boxing club and registered on the Vault
- Hold a valid BCR1 (which will need to be shown on the day)
- Be injury-free to attend the camp, as boxers will need to participate in all activities in order to be assessed
- Be born in 2004 or 2005
- Be within 2kg of declared competition weights.
Youth men additional criteria: Must have had a minimum of five bouts.
Youth women additional criteria: Must have had a minimum of two bouts.
Click on the relevant link below to register, please ensure this is completed by Thursday 17th February at 12noon.
Youth Men OTD – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/youthmenotd22
Youth Women OTD – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/youthwomenotd22