Applications Open for Women’s Aspire Programme 2024

March 21, 2024 | by Nabillah Akhtar


England Boxing are pleased to launch the new look Women’s Aspire Programme. The ever-popular programme now in its sixth year, is back for 2024 but with a new style to help further aid the development of our female boxers.

Held at the EIS in Sheffield, the four-day initiative will host 60 female boxers and allocate one day to each age group (School, Junior, Youth and Elite categories).

The schedule is dedicated to those females who have never been on any level of the talent/performance pathway or have also not been selected by their regions to attend the Women’s Aspire Programme from the start of the programme in 2018.

Women & Girls officer, Laura Sargeant, said: “We want to give girls who have previously not had the chance and opportunity to come and spend an afternoon and train at the Lion’s Den.

Women and girls in the sport have come so far and we would like to offer more experiences for young females coming through and for those that have never been fortunate enough to be selected for the pathway or through previous Women’s Aspire. This is a great way for them to raise their aspirations and to inspire them to dream big and stay in the sport.”

The first Women’s Aspire Day will be open to Youth Boxers and will take place on Sunday 21st April 2024.

Eligible criteria for the Youth Women’s Aspire Day:

  • Be a Youth Boxer born from 2006 -2007
  • You must be registered for the 2023/2024 season.
  • Have an in-date medical.
  • NEVER attended or been selected for the England Boxing Talent/Performance Pathway or previous Women’s Aspire Programme.
  • No more than THREE boxers from the same club will be allowed to attend. This is to give all clubs equal accessibility.
  • ONE coach per club may attend to support the day, you must hold an England Boxing lanyard (which must have an in-date DBS, First Aid and Safeguarding)

There are 60 places which will be allocated on a first-come basis.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 31st March at 4pm.

To apply for a place on the camp:

  • Fill out the form below with your parent/guardian if you are under 18
  • Applications must provide their or a parent/guardian’s email address if under 18, to enable us to respond with a follow-up email to whether the application was successful or not.

The application form can be found here

Details of the Junior Women’s Aspire session will be released in the next few weeks.