Earlier in the year, Scrappers Boxing Gym and Community Fitness Centre were chosen to host a Talent Development Camp (TDC) for England Boxing.

Talent Development Camps are ran on a monthly basis for England Talent Pathway boxers to attend as part of their development.  The objective of these camps is to give boxers on the pathway an opportunity to train with the England coaches, alongside fellow England boxers – to assist in giving them every chance to enable them to reach their potential. These training days are for those boxers highlighted for International competition by England Boxing and can lead as far as the Olympic Games and those on it may represent England across the world.

Scrappers Boxing Gym and Community Fitness Centre was picked earlier in the year to host a TDC, and England Boxing enjoyed their weekend and our facilities so much they came back for Round 2 this past weekend. 

Male and female Boxers aged from 12 to 40 were in attendance with some of England’s finest Coaches, and the likes of Anthony Joshua, Nicola Adams and Amir Khan are amongst those who have followed the pathway in recent years.

Amanda Coulson, lead development coach, said: “The facilities here are amazing.
“It’s a luxury to have the floor space and three boxing rings that this gym has, and in such a beautiful area.
“We’d like to thank the owners for allowing us to host the camp here.
“We feel lucky and privileged to be here and hope that this brings a bit of prestige to the club.
“This programme is all about developing the future of England boxing and helping these young people realise their dreams of representing the country at international competitions.”

Les Brooking, one of the National Talent programme’s talent development coaches, said:
”We wanted to use Scrappers Boxing Gym & Community Fitness Centre as it is the best boxing gym in the West of England and it’s a perfect location to train. Swindon has produced many top boxers, such as former ABA champion Paul Rogers, now Head Boxing Coach at Scrappers Gym.”
“The camp is going really well and working like clockwork.
“This is about developing their technical skills and sparring, they’re really enjoying it and getting good experience.
“A lot of the young people here are national champions, so they struggle to get good sparring practice because they’re usually the best at it in their gym.
“These training camps are useful because they bring the best young boxers in England together to spar with similarly-experienced young people, which makes them all better boxers.”

A big thank you to England Boxing and all that attended. We look forward to working more closely together in future!

Scrappers box a second round with England Boxing
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