The University College Birmingham Boxing Academy, run in partnership with England Boxing, is open to talented young sportsmen and sportswomen. The only one of its type in the West Midlands, the academy allows elite fighters to combine further education studies with the tuition and training required to reach the top of the sport.
The academy’s goal is to identify, nurture and train young men and women capable of representing Team GB at the highest levels of Olympic competition.
Why should I choose this course?
You are a talented young boxer, aged 16 to 18, with an unwavering commitment to the sport
You have sound experience of boxing, either through your school or club
You have what it takes to be identified by the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) as having elite potential
You have the drive and determination to succeed in boxing
You are prepared to work hard
You want to balance your sporting ambitions with the need to obtain a respected academic qualification
Why maths and English are so important to your career
Achieving a good level of English and maths is important so that you can compete in today’s labour market and securing the career you’ve always wanted. Alongside your full-time course, students will continue to develop their English and maths skills. If you haven’t yet achieved GCSE grade C in English and maths at 16 you will continue to study these by resits or by taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level.
When designing fitness programmes, a sound understanding of basic numbers is needed for working our appropriate repetitions and determining increments in weight-training
Fractions are needed in calculating BMI
Measurements are also key in determining and monitoring client heights and weights
Mathematics is central to an understanding of nutrition and sports formulae
Accurate spelling and a wide and specialist vocabulary are key in the presentation of sports services and products