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Local and National Provision of Male Amateur Boxing In this piece of coursework I am going to write about local, which is London, and national, which is England, of boxing. I will be focusing on 5 key points which are grass development of boxing, provision for elite boxers, additional agencies for boxing clubs, provision for female boxers and whether or not boxing has been modified for disabled participants. Grass Roots Development Locally there are 21 amateur boxing clubs in the north east division of London association. There is a total of 68 clubs in the London association. There are a total of 1224 registered amateur boxers, 619 senior boxers and 605 junior boxers, there are 237 coaches and 69 officials in the London association. Here is a list of local clubs 1-Alma ABC 2-Arbour Youth ABC 3-Barking Boys ABC 4- Broad Street ABC 5-County ABC 6-Crown & Manor ABC 7-Dagenham Police ABC 8-Debden & Britannia ABC 9-East Ham Boleyn ABC 10-Eastside ABC 11-Fairbairn ABC 12-Five Star ABC 13-Gator ABC 14-Hornchurch & Elm Park ABC 15-Lion ABC 16- Newham ABC 17-Peacock ABC 18-Repton ABC 19-Romford ABC 20-St.Georges ABC 21- Waltham Forest ABC 22-West Ham Boys ABC Nationally There are 656 English Amateur Boxing Clubs in England affiliated to the 30 Divisions which underpin the 9 'County' (or 'Association') structure of the ABA of England. The Divisions (numbers of Clubs affiliated) Counties can be seen in the Appendix. ...read more.

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* Be a member of the ABAE of England's World Class Programme. * Have had previous international experience. * Won Gold or Silver medal at a multi-nations event. * All National Team members must enter the Senior ABAE Championships each year to maintain their Rating for selection unless on major championship duty. * Where required that two individuals broadly meet the criteria, Box-Offs will be arranged to finalise selection. * Adhere to a weight making strategy that is safe, in keeping with the rules and leaves him strong to compete. * Must attend all Squads / Training Camps provided. * Go through an intensive programme of preparation to ensure the appropriate level of fitness is achieved before competition commences. * To sign up to a Code of Conduct. * Attend all arranged testing requirements. * Agree to drug testing procedures as laid down by ABAE, UK Sport or WADA. * Adopt an attitude of promoting friendship in the sport of Amateur Boxing to fellow team members, support staff, other athletes, volunteer workers and officials, both in the ring and outside it. Promoting Amateur Boxing Boxing in the Olympics is the main event for amateur boxing watched by million of viewers. On 1st December 2006 the ABA national was broadcasted live on the ABA website and was viewed by many and then broadcasted on the BBC. Amateur boxing in England is also publicized by professional fights and British boxers such as Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe. ...read more.

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However, the ABAE is not helping boxers financially like other nations such as Germany which give boxers �100 to buy equipment. There seems nothing to be done for disabled performers at all in boxing the reason being is that boxing is seen as dangerous sport even though it has been ranked it has been ranked the 75th most dangerous sport much safe then football and hockey. The ABA are trying there uppermost best to make amateur boxing as safe as possible by introducing head guards, shorter rounds, boxing with 10oz gloves and giving doctors more right to stop fights. Amateur boxing is improving in England after 2004 Olympics, where only one British qualified to compete in boxing, Amir Khan and won a silver medal at boxing, this is rather poor compared to Cuba who had 11 boxers competing in every weight class and achieving 8 medals just in boxing. Amateur boxing has rapidly improved and has showed in the 2006 Commonwealth games where England entered 11 boxers in every weight class and winning 8 medals, this is the best ever British boxing performance in major events. The chairman of ABA of England believes that boxing will be the sport with the most medals for England in the 2012 Olympics. I also feel that boxing locally is improving because there are more club shows than ever before there's a club show ever week and also there are less walk over's in boxing competitions. ...read more.

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