GABA hopes this would keep its stakeholders reliably informed on what the Secretariat has been doing as far as Amateur Boxing is concerned.
GHANA–RUSSIA AMATEUR BOXING TOURNAMENT
The above international event which was arranged by GABA in January 2010 and scheduled for Accra in the first quarter of the year has been postponed due to some travel difficulties being encountered by the Russian team. A new date will be communicated in due course. GABA’s funds request on the tournament has gone through the Sports Council and the Ministry of Youth and Sports for approval.
SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FOR ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND US DOLLARS AIBA GRANT (US$150,000.00 AIBA GRANT)
The Association has for the first time in its history successfully put in a request for the above grant from the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) for grassroot development of the sport with emphasis on regional training camps in all the 10 regions of Ghana, effective July 2010.
PREPARATIONS TOWARDS 1ST YOUTH OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
CHAMPIONSHIP AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The following programmes have been put together ahead of the 2010 AIBA World Youth Championship, the Commonwealth Games and other Africa and World Championships;
Regional individual Amateur Boxing Championships (in all 10 Regions of Ghana)
The aim of the regional individual invitational championships is to raise regional nucleus teams in all the weight categories for the 2010 AIBA Regional training camps and National Championships.
Participants would be 2 best youth boxers in preferred weight categories and 1 accompanying boxing official drawn from all the districts within each region, in addition to officiating officials and special guests.
GABA has already forwarded the programme estimates to the National Sports Council and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Interim National Nucleus Team Special Weekend Training Camp
While waiting for the complete implementation of the 2010 Regional and National Championships, the best boxers from the 38 clubs in Accra and within the Black Bombers have been selected by the GABA Technical Committee with the express approval of its Technical Director, Prof.
Azumah Nelson, to form teams ‘A’ and ‘B’ for daily and special weekend training at the D. G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium and at the Army Volunteer Training Centre, near Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra.
The aim of the programme is to have an interim nucleus team that is battle-ready for all immediate International Championships.
GABA has since forwarded the programme estimates to the National Sports Council and the Sports Ministry for approval in addition to its sponsorship drive.