The IABA currently employ a Boxing Development Officer and a Community Boxing Coach through the Belfast Boxing Strategy with the purpose of delivering the 4 strategic challenges that were identified.

This strategy aims to consider the role and development of amateur boxing in Belfast. Boxing has traditionally been a very successful sport for Northern Ireland with many successes at local and international levels. Boxing was Northern Ireland’s most successful sport at the 3 most recent Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Glasgow & Gold Coast.

Based on the assessment of need carried out as part of the development of their strategic plan IABA identified four strategic challenges under which they outline strategic targets, performance indicators and strategic initiatives.

The UBC and Co Antrim also based their plans on these four strategic challenges which are:

• Pathways (boxers, coaches and officials)
• Coach education and development
• Club support and development
• Governance

To ensure alignment actions were developed under these four strands within this strategy.

A copy of the Strategy can be found here: Belfast Boxing Strategy