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The vision of the England Talent programme is to give every boxer every chance, enabling them to fulfil their potential.

The aim is to deliver an effective and inclusive talent system that produces higher quality boxers at every level and provide more opportunities and access to the talent system for all boxers with potential.

The programme wants to identify, select and develop the best boxers into future world-beaters – for English boxers to win at major competitions and at the Olympic Games.

To do this, expert coaching and support is provided to help boxers become the best, and it is up to each individual to do the rest – to show commitment, hard work and drive, and make the most of the opportunities presented.

England Talent hopes that reading through the pages in this section will inspire boxers to work hard toward developing the skills and character required to become a great boxer – and hopes to see them boxing for England in the near future.

Contact the England Talent team

You can contact the England Boxing Talent team by clicking here.

Meet the coaches

England Boxing Development Coach

Amanda Coulson

A trailblazer in women’s boxing, Amanda has been involved in the sport since 1999 when she had her first competitive boxing contest and went on to represent both England Boxing and GB Boxing in international competition between 2004 and 2012.

Deciding she wanted to give something back to the sport, Amanda subsequently turned to coaching, rapidly making her way through the coaching pathway before qualifying as an IBA 3 Star coach.

She sits on the EUBC and IBA Women’s Commissions and, as well as taking on a full-time role as a Development Coach with England Boxing – where she coaches all ages and both genders – she is also a sessional Performance coach for GB Boxing.

With a vast experience of competing and coaching at grassroots, national championships, box cups/duels and major tournaments – including helping her squad to three golds and a bronze medal at the Olympic Youth Games in 2018 as Head Coach –  Amanda is passionate about driving female participation by creating equal opportunities for girls and women to box.

In 2022, Amanda was named IBA’s Outstanding Woman Coach for her contribution to the sport of boxing.

Assistant Coaches

Ivan Cobb

Quinton Shillingford

John Stubbs

Other Talent Coaches

Adam Haniver, Adrian Fleming, Ash Martin, Caroline Dent, Chris Lodge, Dan Bailey, Dave Johnston, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Jason Gledhill, John Hodkinson, Laura Sargeant, Mick Maguire, Nigel Wright, Phil Wilson, Rachel Bower, Phil Knight, Vicky Connor, Rhuari Kane, Ricardo Williams, Ian Tennant, John McManus, Jon Dennis, Kevin Hay, Peters Roberts, Reece Redmond, Ross Wilkinson, Russ Turnbull, Steve Bryant, Wayne McHart.