Safety in Boxing: Registration opens for 5 additional courses.

Following on from the IABA’s inaugural First Aid education programme, Safety in Boxing, in May, IABA is opening 5 course for registration. They will focus on how to recognise and care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of healthcare practitioners.

Course, for IABA members included in their club’s Blocworx portal, are taking place on the following dates and locations:

June 22nd Balmoral Hotel Belfast, Co. Antrim:

June 29th The Hub, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon:

July 13th  St Brigids Kildare BC, Co. Kildare:

July 27th St. John Bosco BC, Newry, Co. Down:

August 3rd Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork:

These are 1-day courses, led by Dr. Robert Scully in partnership with Jim Howe of They will touch on Health and Safety, Basic First Aid and Athlete Injury covering topics including:

  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedure
  • Basic CPR Understanding
  • Common Medical Emergencies (asthma, diabetes, etc)
  • Injury Management & Shock
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient

This practical learning is being funded for members by IABA, through Sport Ireland. IABA hopes to provide this training to a total of 180 people in the first phase.

For more information, please contact IABA National Development Manager James Geraghty on