James McGivern

Northern Ireland's Commonwealth Youth Games coach John Conlan believes James McGivern and his teammates will be a success at future Olympic and Commonwealth Games

Teenage Boxer James McGivern is the reigning U18 Northern Ireland Champion. This year James will be competing in the national U22 championships and the national elite championships and hopes to qualify for the elite European and elite World championships. He is still coached by John Conlon and the funding received through the partnership of the GLL Sport Foundation and Mary Peters Trust helps him to train full time and achieve these goals.

James McGivern

“All of this wouldn’t be possible without the continued support from the GLL Sport Foundation and I am truly thankful.”

Achievement & Goals

My biggest achievement to day would probably be winning the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa alongside my 10 national titles. I am fully hoping to take home a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018 and an Olympic gold medal in 2020.

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