GB Boxing works with a wide range of partners, sponsors and associates in delivering the World Class Performance Programme. This includes funding partners, commercial partnerships and value-in-kind relationships whereby organisations supply goods and services.

Further information on partnership opportunities with GB Boxing are available here or by contacting Matt Holt at

GB Boxing’s existing partners and associates are:

Official partners

Funding Partner
UK Sport is the primary funder of Olympic sport in Great Britain and provides GB Boxing with a funding grant made-up of contributions from the National Lottery and the Exchequer.

UK Sport’s vision is to inspire the nation through Olympic and Paralympic success. Primarily this means working closely with partner sporting organisations and strategically investing in National Governing Bodies of sport to deliver medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. UK Sport’s strategic direction helped British sports and athletes make history at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games by winning more medals in Rio, than when hosting the Games at London 2012, with 67 Olympic and 147 Paralympic medals won.

Official Kit and Equipment Partner

Lonsdale is GB Boxing’s official kit and equipment partner and provides technical and casual clothing, footwear, accessories and equipment to the World Class Performance Programme for boxing.

Lonsdale is an iconic British brand with an unrivalled history and heritage. The Lion’s Pride is at the heart of Lonsdale. Strong, proud and heroic; Lonsdale epitomises that fighting spirit.It wants to drive fighting spirit into everyone and help them achieve their ultimate goals.

Official Sleep Partner

Hyde & Sleep is GB Boxing’s Official Sleep Partner and provides every male and female member of the GB Squad with a mattress of their choice to sleep on at GB Boxing’s athlete accommodation, located close to its centralised training facility at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield. The partnership reflects GB Boxing’s recognition of the importance of sleep and rest to elite athletes.

Hyde & Sleep manufactures and sells hand-crafted, mattresses, pillows and mattress protectors using the world’s most advanced materials.  It sells exclusively online at www.hydeandsleep.comand offers all customers a 40-night comfort exchange if they are not satisfied with the product.

Official Community Partner

Sheffield Futures is GB Boxing’s Official Community Partner.  Sheffield Futures often use sport and boxing to engage with young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and inspire them to achieve wider personal development and inspires life chances through sport.

Boxers from the GB Boxing squad regularly appear at community events and projects run by Sheffield Futures to provide inspiration, positive role models and support fundraising activities.

Associate relationships

Digital communications
R3D2 is a social media agency that provides advice, consultancy and support to GB Boxing’s in-house team on digital communications.  R3D2 uses its experience in social media, marketing and relationship management to help GB Boxing promote its services and communicate with a wide variety of audiences across platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Based in Sheffield, R3D2 works with a wide range of clients to create and implement effective campaigns with engaging and relevant content to help improve online reputation and in turn generate leads and raise brand awareness.

Supporting local businesses

GB Boxing is a member of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, which is a membership organisation that aims to support, connect and grow local businesses across the region.  GB Boxing has collaborated with the Chamber on fundraising events and by hosting ‘Breakfast club’ meetings at its gym in Sheffield.

The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce was established in 1857 and is accredited through the national body, the British Chambers of Commerce.  The Sheffield Chamber aims to make sure the views of its members are represented to key decision makers in local and central government and that the decisions they make, reflect the interests of local businessesand the region as a whole.