Thanks, Coach: Celebrating Boxing Coaches on Global Coaches Day.

IABA is marking Global Coaches’ Day by celebrating every boxing coach in the association’s over 350 clubs.

There are 2,531 qualified coaches in Irish boxing, of whom 400 are women. Each and every coach plays a pivotal role in the lives of their club’s boxers, and that positive influence includes supporting young boxers, in particular, in personal growth, confidence, and overall well-being.

In addition to providing hundreds of hours of boxing coaching training every year on a completely voluntary basis, IABA coaches are mentors to boxers, and instill discipline, motivation and a sense of community & belonging,

Without these 2,531 coaches, and the tens of thousands that have gone before them in the 112 years since the inception of the IABA, there would be no Irish boxing – the association’s hundreds of clubs would not exist, boxing would not be Ireland’s most successful Olympic sport and would not be there to help thousands of young people find their sporting passion.

Coach Education Resources

Qualified Coaches who might wish to upskill can engage in Sport Ireland eLearning:

Coaching Children: available here

Anti-Doping: available here

Safeguarding 1 online refresher: available here

Young Voices in Sport Toolkit: available here

Additional Resources

Coaches can download the Sport Ireland Safe Sport App here

Becoming an IABA Boxing Coach

Club members who wish to being their coaching journey can express their interest in IABA’s Fundamentals: Assistant Coach course, here

Global Coaches Day takes place during European Week of Sport, which aims to increase the level of participation in sport and physical activity in the EU.