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England Boxing’s talent pathway model allows the induction of more boxers into the Talent Programme and allows the programme to be tailored to the boxer’s ability, requirements and future potential.

The England Coaches are eager to create a high quality pathway to help boxers become the best they can be and fulfil their potential within our framework.

The table below explains this in more detail. You can also view an enlarged version here.

The programme’s phases

Boxers on the programme are put into one of three phases (discovery, challenge or excel). The selection into any of the groupings is not a statement of talent or future ability, but has been done to give the boxer the best chance to develop at the pace needed and to develop with others of a similar standard at that point in time.

The development of a boxer is not straightforward and, if required, boxers can be moved to different groups to best give them a chance to meet their potential.

Boxers will be monitored closely, allowing us to confidently move a boxer to a different environment if required to help them along their journey.

Excel

This small group of boxers receive the most contact time from England coaches.

They will focus on technical development as well as the foundations of physical conditions and psychological and lifestyle traits that are key to becoming a world-class athlete and enabling a seamless transition to the GB World Class Programme, should that be an option in the future.

England Talent aims to deliver over 30 contact days to this group.

Challenge

This group of talented boxers will receive a large amount of contact time from the England coaches and will focus on technical development as well as the foundations of physical conditions and psychological and lifestyle traits that are key to becoming a world class athlete.

England Talent will be aiming to deliver over 20 contact days to this group, delivered mostly across training camps, competitions and individual sessions with the England coaches.

Discovery

This group of boxers will be focused on robust development of skills as well as learning about the foundations of physical conditions and lifestyle traits that are key to progressing up the pathway.

England Talent will be aiming to deliver five to 10 contact days to this group, delivered mostly across development workshops or camps. They will be encouraged to regularly compete domestically and to speak to the England Coaches if they are having issues with this.