GB Assessment – Who is invited?

Boxers, typically over 18 years old who have had significant success at either world or domestic level, over the past 12 months.

GB Assessment – What are the invitation criteria?

  • A medal at a major international event as a senior or youth boxer (European and World Championships, and Olympic Games)
  • Winner of GB (3 nations) youth and senior championships
  • Gold or silver medallist at the Commonwealth Games
  • England – Finalist in the English National Championships or nomination by England Boxing for GB Programme assessment
  • Scotland – Scottish National Champion or nomination by Boxing Scotland for GB Programme assessment
  • Wales – Welsh National Champion or nomination by Welsh Boxing for GB Programme assessment.
  • GB boxing can also nominate boxers for invitation to assessment

When are the GB Assessments?

The main assessments are in December to accommodate the competition programmes of all the Home Nations. In addition to these assessments, GB Boxing hosts Wildcard assessments that are held throughout the year for boxers scouted by GB Boxing.

What is the assessment process?

During the assessment weekends, your performance will be evaluated against an assessment framework and then following a selection meeting held by the GB Boxing coaches and selectors and if you have met the required standards you may be invited to take up a place in the GB Podium Potential Programme.

What are boxers assessed on?

There is an assessment framework that has been developed by GB Boxing that allows coaches to identify the physical, technical, tactical and behavioural characteristics that are needed to be a world-class boxer.