Sport-by-sport - Boxing (Amateur)
|Performance Director||Rob McCracken|
|Funding Award (2009-2013)||£9,551,400|
|London 2012 Performance||3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze|
|Athletes on World Class Performance Programme||39|
|Past Performances||Olympic Games, Beijing, 2008: Gold (1) - James DeGale (-75kg); Bronze (2) - David Price (91+kg), Tony Jeffries (81kg)|
|Press Officer||Lee Murgatroyd|
|Press Officer tel||07974 161 166|
|National governing body||British Amateur Boxing Association|
"At GB Boxing we are very fortunate to be part of a full-time programme and get to train with the best coaches in fantastic facilities backed-up by a superb sport science and medicine team that help us with every aspect of our preparation. None of this would be possible without the financial support provided by UK Sport and the National Lottery and myself and all the boxers are very grateful for their support."
World Championship bronze medallist and two-time European silver medallist Tom Stalker
A ten-strong boxing squad of clear medal potential will represent GB at the London Olympics. It includes a world champion, three European champions and seven world championship medallists.
The squad will also include three women boxers; Savannah Marshall, Nicola Adams and Natasha Jonas, who will make history when they compete at the first ever women's Olympic Boxing tournament in London.
A backing of over £9.5 million of UK Sport investment, the most of all the Olympic combat sports, has enabled GB Boxing to be based full-time at the state-of-the-art boxing hall at EIS Sheffield, where the large squad are surrounded by a world class support team.
Officially opened in 2009 by former sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe, and funded by the National Lottery through both UK Sport and Sport England, the set-up in Sheffield is overseen by Performance Director, Rob McCracken.
Working with Sheffield Hallam University and the English Institute of Sport, UK Sport invested in a system of real time feedback for coaches at GB Boxing, known iBoxer. Using video review, as well as detailed opponent background information, the system helps to give GB athletes the edge, and this cutting edge system has been used by the sport ever since.
Savannah Marshall, GB Boxing's world champion, has already seen the benefits of the system since joining the centralised programme in Sheffield in 2010.
She said: "I'm on the system all of the time. It's great to spy on the opposition and I also look at myself which is really useful to check on my tactics. I'll sit with Rob [McCracken] and look at the opponents I'm about to face and it gives me confidence."
UK Sport also invested in a boxing event, with the European Championships being staged in partnership with Liverpool City Council in 2008. The event assisted with the early inception of the performance programme in the lead up to London 2012.
Did You Know?
GB's male boxers have enjoyed celebrity status in 2012, bantamweight Luke Campbell appeared in an edition of British Vogue, while team mate Anthony Joshua met Hollywood star, Will Smith and put him through his paces on the pads.