Start-Box is a non-contact introduction to boxing in schools. Its main aim is to create positive school to club links that enables pupils to transition from a 6-week taster programme to a club setting. The IABA – Ulster Branch have already trained 5 coaches to deliver the scheme in their local schools and to date we have 3 school programme delivered. A minimum of 5 programmes will be delivered in the new year.

If you are interested in becoming a Start-Box coach, see the link below to the Registration of Interest form to become a coach.


The minimum requirements to become a Start-Box coach are as follows:

  • Hold an IABA Level 1 Coaching Qualification or above
  • Have an up to date Vetting check with Access NI or the Garda Siochana
  • Have up to date Child Safeguarding Awareness Training
  • Have attended the SportNI ‘Coaching 5-12 year olds’ Workshop
  • Attend an IABA Start-box Induction
  • You Club secretary must sign off the Expression of Interest Form

For more information of how to become involved please contact or call 07885 467208.

This programme is funded by Sport NI through the Sporting Clubs Programme.