TWO members of Eltham and District Boxing Club have been selected to represent England.

Ryan Barrett, 15, is due to fight in the 50kg category and 14-year-old Nathan Weise will compete at 42kg level in an England schoolboys international against Scotland early next month.

And at the end of November the two lads are lined up to take on the Ireland team. Provided Scotland and Ireland can field boxers in the same age/weight category, the lads are guaranteed two England appearances.

Ryan received considerable acclaim when he represented England against South Africa earlier this year and was voted `best boxer on tour' by officials. Nathan has reached the national semi-final on two occasions but this is his first time representing England.

Senior trainer at the Eltham club is Ryan's father Steve. "To have two boys in consideration for the England team is marvellous," he said.

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