The following boxers will attend;
54kg Bryce Stewart (Zetland ABC)
60kg Connor Law (Kelty ABC)
64kg Hugh Gray (Glasgow Phoenix ABC)
69kg Kieran Smith (Springhill ABC)
Team Manager Jimmy Dunn
Caoches Mike Keane, Tony Kerr
R&J Andy Caulfield (direct Invite from AIBA President)
ABS can confirm that the boxers that were initially considered for this tournament were from our Development Coach, Peter Harrison’s, long list of youth boxers that attended the GB Youth assessment in Sheffield in February.
The final team that has been selected was based on the boxers that have been invited back to Sheffield for a further assessment camp. Due to a lack of availabilty substitute boxers have been invited to attend Baku.
It may be of interest to note that ABS did not have this tournament in it’s performance programme so unfortunately we are only able to take four boxers, two coaches and a team manager.
As always selection has proven diffucult, but we are working on a Youth development program including budgets for a range of international tournements which we have never had to date. This will see a similar set up to the current senior program and selection criteria with a Podium and Development squad.