Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020 & Post Rio Review

iaba-strategic-plan-2017-2020_web downloadable version

Our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan was launched on the 16th December 2016 to the public. the key elements of the plan are:

  • Growth of our membership base
  • Effective and efficient governance of our organisation
  • Financial stability and transparency
  • promotion of our boxers and our sport
  • Development of boxing activities to encourage more participation particularly amongst women and young people
  • Continued development of our High Performance Programme and our top and up-and-coming athletes to reach new competitive heights
  • Development of our coaching, refereeing, judging and volunteer network
  • Providing continuous development and support for volunteers, officials and staff
  • Ensuring positive interaction and communication with stakeholders


Our Vision

“To be Ireland’s leading Olympic Sport, to inspire Ireland to participate in boxing and to achieve international success”


Our Mission

To foster a culture and an environment that nurtures participation, identifies talent and supports all within the boxing family to reach our full potential.


Our Values

The IABA endeavours to operate as a team in a effective and transparent manner by being:

Respect – We respect each other and listen to each others’ view point

Trust – We trust each other and work in the best interests of Irish boxing

Inclusion – We welcome everybody to take part in boxing from all communities

Excellence – We strive for excellence in everything we do

Teamwork – We are one team inside and outside the ring

Integrity – We are honest, transparent, open and accountable

Leadership – We set the direction, bring people with us and engage


The Most Successful Irish Olympic Sport

Boxing is Ireland’s most successful Olympic Sport with 16 medalists won out of total 31 Olympic medals in the history.


Post Rio Review

Kotinos Partners was commissioned by the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) to carry out a review of the Irish Boxing Team’s performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The brief for this review was to:
– Provide an independent, evidence-based review report to the IABA on their high performance programme, their preparation for, and performance at the Rio Games;
– Gather and report data and insight based on the review framework provided by Sport Ireland to all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) participating at the Rio Games;
– Make recommendations to the IABA based on all findings and conclusions from the review process.

Rio Review 2016 – Downloadable document