IABA coaches participate in Cork Prison – Community Sports Coaching

Cork Prison Sports Coaching Awards

IABA Cork Boxing Development Officer Kristian Bunici, and National Development Manager, James Geraghty, have driven boxing’s participation in the Cork Prison Community Sports Coaching programme.

13 prisoners graduated from this year’s Community Sports Coaching Programme in Cork Prison this month. The programme has been running in Cork Prison since 2016, and IABA was proud to join the programme, along with GAA Handball, this year. Key stakeholders include Cork Sports Partnership, IASIO, Cork ETB and the staff of Cork Prison.

The Irish Prison Service says it would “would like to thank all participating organisations for their continuing commitment to this initiative which demonstrates the power of sport to bring all of the community together.”

Feedback by participants, sports partners and stake holders was extremely positive and planning is already underway for the next programme in September 2024.