Bosnian capital Sarajevo is set to host August's EUBC Schoolboys and Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships ©Getty Images

Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, is to host the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) Schoolboys and Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships in August.

The tournament is open to boxers born in 2007 and 2008, covering ages 12 to 14.

It is due to run from August 10 to 21, with the competition taking place from August 12 to 20.

Finals are to be held on August 20, while August 18 is scheduled to serve as a rest day for competitors.

The Sort Hall East Sarajevo will host the event, and the International Boxing Association says COVID-19 safety measures will be implemented.

The Bosnian capital last hosted a continental event in 2001 with the European Junior Boxing Championships, and this will be the first time it has hosted the Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Championships.

It has also hosted elite and youth international boxing tournaments.

This will be the third EUBC continental event of the year, following on from the Under-22 European Boxing Championships in the central Italian beach resort Roseto degli Abruzzi and the Junior European Boxing Championships in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, held in June and July respectively.

Tbilisi was also the host for the last edition of the Schoolboys and Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships in 2019, where 30 nations featured, 10 of whom won gold medals.

The schoolboys’ competition featured 238 boxers and the schoolgirls 78, with 20 and 13 gold medals won respectively.

Thirteen-year-old Laila Abdullatif won Cyprus’ first gold medal at an EUBC Championships, and England’s Thomas Varey also impressed as he triumphed in the 40-kilogram division.

Hosts Georgia won seven gold medals across the two-day event.

The Youth European Boxing Championships is the next scheduled EUBC event, and is due to be held in Budva in Montenegro in October.