GB Boxing oversees the men and women’s Podium and Podium Potential squads and since it was set-up in the aftermath of the 2008 Olympic Games, it has enjoyed a period of unprecedented success.
In the 2009-13 Olympic cycle, men and women from the GB Boxing squad won 28 medals at nine major competitions. This included five medals (three gold, one silver and a bronze) at the London 2012 Olympics where Great Britain finished top of the boxing medal table for the first time since 1908.
In the Rio Cycle, boxers from Great Britain won a further 28 medals at 10 major competitions, including three (one gold, one silver and a bronze) at the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Tokyo cycle has seen the squad continue this run of success on the international stage and in the three years from April 2017 – March 2020, men and women from Great Britain have secured 27 medals at eight major international tournaments.
GB Boxing is based in a purpose-built training facility at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield and its largest source of funding is a grant of £14.6 million from UK Sport, made up of contributions from the National Lottery and the Exchequer.
The Perform Better design worked closely with the Strength and Conditioning team to design the facility. Due to the facility being on the first floor- the floor required strengthening in the lifting areas and Duratrain Performance flooring was installed on top of layers of ply. The equipment was manufactured in red and black and branded with the GB Boxing logo.