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Women's 75kg training workshop
Page last updated at 4:12PM BST, Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Over 20 women boxers attended a training workshop at GB Boxing's Olympic training headquarters at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
The workshop was part of GB Boxing's plan's to strengthen target weight categories
Boxers aged 16-32 and at all levels of ability from England, Scotland and Wales were invited to attend the workshop as part of plans to give more boxers the opportunity for structured assessment.
An assessment camp for the 75kg women's category is being prepared for later this year, and the workshop focused on introducing athletes to the programme and its staff and helping them to prepare for, and be able to perform at their best at the assessment camp.
A series of activities led by GB Boxing's coaching and sports science staff helped boxers to develop and prepare for possible assessment, and club coaches were invited to attend in order to gain a better understanding of the programme and create a more open and informed selection process.
Rob Gibson, Performance Pathway Manager for GB Boxing, said: "The response to the workshop was fantastic and really exceeded our expectations. The enthusiasm and willingness of the boxers to learn and take on board the material delivered at the workshop was great to see.
"Our intention was to provide a taster to aspiring boxers within this category and also deliver education around what is expected of the international boxer.
"We hope to support an England camp in the near future that will also provide extra information on the criteria that is expected of every GB boxer."
The Amateur Boxing Association of England plans to hold a training camp for the same group of boxers between now and December. More information to follow.
Click here to view some images from the workshop.