Youth Open Talent Day set for February
January 30, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing is hosting a Talent Open Day for Youth boxers on Saturday 29th 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 being staged in February.
This could include two highly-rated boxers meeting in the early stages of the competition, as well as others unable to enter due to injury.
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 met the required assessment levels will be invited onto the England Talent Programme.
Registration (see below) is open until Friday 21st February at 4pm.
A Talent Open Day for Juniors will follow on 5th April at Tamworth, with more details in due course.
Minimum entry criteria
- 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
- Born in 2002 or 2003
- Be within 2kg of declared competition weights.
Youth men additional criteria
- 52kg-70kg (inclusive), a minimum of 15 bouts. All other weights a minimum of 10 bouts
- Have a minimum of 70% win-loss ratio in the last 24 months
- Have entered the England Boxing National Championships in 2019 or 2020.
Youth women additional Criteria
- Had a minimum of two bouts
- Have a minimum win loss ratio of 20% or higher in the last 24 months
- Have entered the England Boxing National Championships in 2019 or 2020
Venue and Dates
Men and Women: Saturday 29th February.
Venue: Tamworth Boxing Gym, Orchard Street , Staffordshire, B79 7RH.
Timings: 11am to 3pm.
Click on the relevant link below to register, please ensure this is completed by Friday 21st February at 4pm.
Youth Men OTD – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YthMenOTD20
Youth Women OTD – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YthWomenOTD20
Important: If you do not meet the requirements stated above (for example, if the boxer has not entered either the 2019 of 2020 National Championships), then the survey will not let you complete your application.