IABA’s newest coaches qualify in Tralee.

23 new coaches gained their qualifications over the weekend – thanks to Tralee Boxing Club’s hosting of a a Fundamentals: Assistant Coach course.

This course is the first step on the IABA Coach Education pathway, and was introduced in November 2022, following the reform of coach education in the association. Since then, over 400 people have qualified as coaches.

The one day course includes boxing technical training, education on conveying new skills, communication, disability inclusion, coaching children, warm-ups and cool downs. The course was delivered by IABA Coach Tutors Jeff Fitzgerald and Nikki Foley.

The newly qualified coaches are from clubs including:

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club

Trojan Boxing Club

Ballyduff Amateur Boxing Club

Cashen Vale Amateur Boxing Club.

Tralee Boxing Club