IBA’s Financial Support Program provides crucial funding for Youth & Junior Oceania Boxing Championships in Tahiti

May 24th, 2024 / OCBC

The Oceania Boxing Confederation (OCBC) is gearing up to host the highly anticipated Youth & Junior Oceania Boxing Championships in Tahiti from 1-7 July 2024. This event promises to be a significant milestone for young boxers in the region, offering them the opportunity to showcase their skills and gain valuable competitive experience.

The IBA has played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of this championships by providing essential funding support of $100,000 USD under its Financial Support Program (FSP). This financial assistance underscores IBA’s commitment to nurturing young talent, supporting its Confederations, and promoting the sport of boxing across the globe.

Chris Roberts OBE, Secretary General and CEO of IBA, emphasized the importance of investing in youth and junior sports, stating, ‘The IBA is proud to support the Youth & Junior Oceania Boxing Championships 2024. We believe in the power of boxing to transform lives and create opportunities. By investing in our young athletes from Oceania, we are not only fostering their growth but also contributing to the future of boxing.’

The championships, which will take place in the picturesque setting of Tahiti, is expected to attract young boxers from various countries across the Oceania region. Participants will compete in all weight categories, striving for excellence and aiming to secure their place on the international boxing stage.

Tauhiti Nena, President of the OCBC, expressed his gratitude for the IBA’s support, highlighting its impact on the event’s success. ‘The support from the IBA has been instrumental in making these championships a reality. We are excited to host young talents from across Oceania and provide them with a platform to shine. This event will not only promote boxing but also strengthen the bonds within our boxing community.’

The Youth & Junior Oceania Boxing Championships 2024 is a celebration of the sport and a testament to the dedication and hard work of young athletes. With the backing of the IBA and the enthusiastic support of the OCBC, the tournament is set to be a memorable and inspiring event for all involved.

The IBA 1-2 Star R&J Course is set to happen against the backdrop of the OCBC Youth and Junior Championships with the most experienced Instructors on board such as David Cutting from Australia, John Waith from Wales with the supervision of one of the best IBA Technical Delegates – Wayne Rose from Australia. The Instructors will serve as R&J Evaluators and Observers for the competition and will be supported by the newly certified R&J Evaluator – Manoj Kumar from India with R&Js coming from various Oceania countries.

Apart from the R&J Evaluators and an Observer, the event will be supported by the ITOs from Oceania who successfully passed the ITO Exam within the IBA ITO Course that was organized within the last year OCBC Youth and Junior Championships that took place in Samoa.

IBA also plans to organize a higher-level R&J Course this year within the upcoming OCBC Elite Championships planned to take place in Fiji in November.

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