7 days remaining: entries to the 2024 National Junior Cadet Championships.

There are 7 days remaining for the 2024 National Junior Cadet Championship, for boxers born in 2010 and 2011.

Entries are via clubs’ Blocworx portal. Entries and fees payments are accepted until 5pm on Friday, May 24th.

Competition Arrangements:

Venue:                                    National Stadium, Dublin.

Dates:                                     May 31st, June 01st ,07th,8th, 9th,14th, 15th.    

Entries:                                  A non–refundable entry fee of €20 applies, including in the event of a boxer withdrawal.  Online entry, via the Blocworx portal, is open until 5pm sharp, on Friday, May 24th. Entries will not be accepted without the payment of entry fees. All fees must be paid by 5pm on May 24th. Only boxers for whom entries have been completed and entry fees have been received will be allowed to box.

As the Cadet championships form a basis for team selection to international competition, please be aware that all boxers entering this competition must: (1) be members of an IABA affiliated club, (2) must be explicitly named in their club’s Blocworx portal, (3) be eligible to represent IABA under IBA eligibility regulations {4.2}, holding an applicable in-date passport, (4) parents/guardians must have completed the applicable waiver/code of conduct process.

No International competition kits to be worn by any boxers; boxers may wear club kit, only.

Entry Form:                          Affiliated clubs wishing to enter boxers into the championships must log-in to their Blocworx portal, using their unique username and password. Clubs who have not retained their username or password following the completion of their affiliation for the 2022/2023 season can contact IABA staff, Sally Ann Kinch sally@iaba.ie, James Geraghty, James@iaba.ie or Ciara Plunkett, ciara@iaba.ie

Draws:                                    Tuesday, 28th May, 1pm in the National Stadium.

Only boxers entered through the Blocworx portal for whom fees are fully paid will be included in the draw.

Attention is drawn to the following IABA rule –

(A club shall not include in its list of members the name of any person who is a member of any other club.)

Accordingly, any club making an entry to the Junior Cadet championships affirms that the entrant is not a member of any other club, in any jurisdiction.

Weigh-in and Medical:        Boxers will weigh only on the day they box. Individual weigh-in times may be given to participants, but this will be decided and made known prior to the event. Boxing Record books to be presented by the boxer at their initial weigh-in.

Weigh-in dates: Friday in National Stadium 8:00 to 9:00am and 12:00 to 1:00pm. Further weigh-in times will be announced after the draw.

Boxing:          Times will be contingent on entries and shall be announced after the draw.

Duration:       Duration of rounds: Boys & Girls 3 x 1.5 Minutes


Boys:  40KG, 42KG, 44KG, 46KG, 48KG, 50KG, 52KG, 54KG, 57KG, 60KG, 63KG, 66KG, 70KG, 75KG, 80KG, 90KG

Additional Boys weights, outside the weight categories being boxed in the applicable international competition: 29kg, 31kg, 33kg, 36kg, 38kg and 90+kg.

Girls:  36KG, 38KG, 40KG, 42KG, 44KG, 46KG, 48KG, 51KG, 54KG, 57KG, 60KG, 64KG, 70KG,

Additional Girls weights, outside the weight categories being boxed in the applicable international competition: 29kg, 31kg, 33kg, 36kg, and 70+kg.

Clubs with boxers in the 90+kg or 70+kg category must make contact with National Registrar Philip Rooney boxing.referee@hotmail.com to specify their boxer’s weights.

Age Requirements:  Boxers born between 2010 to 2011 inclusive.

Waiver & Code of Conduct: It is a condition of entry/participation that the parents/guardians of all competitors completed the online Waiver/Code of Conduct process, which includes key safeguarding elements for competitions.

It is a condition of participation that all officials have completed the Waiver/Members Acknowledgement form adhere to any agreement made with the Association sponsors.

Anti-Doping may be carried out at any stage of the championships and all boxers must advise the doctor of any medication they are taking or have taken in the preceding 4 weeks. It is imperative that all boxers adhere to the Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations. For any queries regarding this matter, boxers/coaches should contact Mr Larry Morrison, IBA Anti-Doping Officer on 086-0292476.

Non-Pregnancy Declaration forms must be signed.

Attire: Boxers shall have one red and one blue vest. Hair must be tied back, and swimming hats or hairnets should be worn under the headgear for boxers with long hair. No red, orange or pink gum shields are allowed.

Coaches: They must wear track suitsandrunners at all sessions and endeavour to set a high standard of hygiene in the corners. No shorts, caps or hats are allowed.  Only qualified coaches are permitted in corners.

Sportsmanship: All decisions must be accepted in a sporting manner. Any complaints must be addressed to the Chief Official, Mr. Philip Rooney. Please show respect to all Ringside Officials

Waiver/Code of Conduct

Completion, by parents/guardians, of the waiver and code of conduct process is a requirement of entry.

The waiver/code of conduct may be completed here: https://shout.com/s/QDdnnc1E

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