England Boxing: Round 2

Coach Core and England Boxing are delighted to be running a second programme, helping young people across the country into apprenticeships they are passionate about.

By James Burbidge · 23rd June 2023

The successful, and ongoing, first programme with England Boxing, has 7 apprentices employed across the country working to engage local communities and get them active through the power of boxing.

We are delighted to say that, following on from that, England Boxing will be recruiting 3 more apprentices in a second programme that tests new waters for Coach Core.

Two of the apprentices will be Community Sports & Health Officers (a Level 3 apprenticeship, A-level equivalent) and the third will be a Business Administration apprentice (also Level 3).

England Boxing’s Head of Operations, Avoen Perryman, is looking forward to beginning the search for our second cohort.

“I am thrilled to announce the launch of our second year delivering the England Boxing Apprenticeship scheme, where three lucky young people can be employed within England Boxing for 15 months and develop skills and experiences that will last a lifetime. Like our existing apprentices, two will be employed to engage disadvantaged communities in their areas, whilst one will work at our head office: the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. The last year has truly been a highlight of my career with England Boxing and that is hugely down to the role that our apprentices have played over the last 10 months.”

The CSHO apprentices will deliver community-based engagement events in partnership with England Boxing-affiliated clubs and open pathways for sustained participation in the sport. Their work will include:

  • Organising community engagement events
  • Supporting the organisation of coaching & officiating courses for under-represented volunteers
  • Helping clubs in their area with projects to be more accessible & sustainable
  • Delivering weekly coaching sessions for people in their communities
  • Supporting the projects and work of the EB Community Department and Community Support Officers.

The BA apprentice will support in most aspects of the England Boxing organisation, primarily focusing on:

  • Competition and Events organisation and delivery
  • Membership Systems and club support
  • Administration of coaching & officiating courses
  • Support to the finance and England Performance teams in their projects.

Paul Thompson, Director of People and Learning at Coach Core:

“We are incredibly excited about our partnership with England Boxing entering its second year and the opportunity it brings to make a difference in the lives of young people who have traditionally faced barriers, discrimination, and limited opportunities. Working with England Boxing has already allowed us to use the power of boxing to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and provide greater chances for success; it’s a chance to create positive change and offer a better future for both the apprentices and the communities they will serve.”


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