The first step will involve regular meeting with coaches and stakeholders of the sport to deliberate on problems facing its organization, and fashion a way out.
These were the decisions of a meeting of the coaches of the various boxing gyms with the Chief Executive Officer of the National Sports Council (NSC), Worlanyo Agra, at the Ohene Djan stadium yesterday.
Mr. Agra urged the coaches to organize an inter-regional boxing competition to unearth more talents for the national teams.
He said he would meet them regularly to find lasting solutions to the problems that had been the bane of the sports, promising to invite the Youth and Sports Minister to visit their gyms to see how best to help them.
The Secretary of the Boxing Coaches Association, Abdulai Rashid, told Mr. Agra that selection to the national amateur team was hitherto based on merit, and that he did not understand why the reverse was the case now.
He also lamented how foreign coaches who took up the national teams limited their capacity only to training the teams instead of developing talents at the regional levels.
Mr. Rashid also requested the NSC boss to run courses for referees and also assist foreign coaches of the national teams to concentrate on unearthing local talents.
They congratulated Mr. Agra for the initiative, describing it as unprecedented in the history of the association, and assured him of their support to ensure his dreams of pushing boxing to a different level were realized.