The Awards are broken down into 6 levels:-
The first 3 Awards (Preliminary, Standard and Bronze) are all non-contact and can be used in Boxing Clubs for new members and also any non-specialist facility such as a community hall or school gym. The non contact part of the awards may be taught by stand alone GB Boxing Tutor (School Teacher, Youth worker, Sports Development Officers). As these cover the basics of boxing.
The remaining 3 Awards (Silver, Gold and Platinum) Awards involve technique development in modified conditioned sparring and need to be coached in a boxing club with a boxing ring and qualified ABA coach.
The Platinum Award which takes the boxer into the boxing ring at a boxing show, this involves a skills bout where the boxer will get the opportunity to experience of what it is like to enter a boxing ring at a boxing show, more importantly the boxer will have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills, fitness and ability in a boxing arena which they have learnt whilst at the same time, completing all 6 of the GB National Boxing Awards.
Now with the GB National Boxing Awards we will have the opportunity to pass on the benefits from amateur boxing training with out the hurting or being hurt and to provide a healthy channel for youthful energy and natural aggression.
The GB National Boxing Awards provides all participants the opportunity not only to learn a new activity/sport but also develop educationally, as the ABA National Boxing Awards gain credits towards the ABA of England National Boxing Educational Qualification (ASDAN Certificate of Personnel Effectiveness CoPE level 2 which is equilivant to GCSE Grade B).
The GB National Boxing Awards are very flexible and can be delivered in PE Curriculum time, the extended schools package (governments 5 hour offer) or is ideal for a School Holiday Programme.
Remember... "Don't think you can, know you can"
Yours in sport,
Mr Quinton Shillingford
ABA of England Advanced Coach
ABA of England Development Commission
The British Amateur Boxing Association is proud to fully support the Great Britain National Boxing Awards, the scheme is designed to introduce and develop people into the sport and the rules of Amateur Boxing, fitness and healthy lifestyle, whilst gaining Learning Credits towards the GB National Boxing Educational Qualification (Endorsed by ASDAN). I see the GB Boxing Awards as the pathway to people getting the best out of amateur boxing whilst receiving awards and a sense of achievement.
The BABA is a body mandated to develop and prepare the very best in British Boxing to compete at the highest level. The GB National Boxing Awards primary purpose is to provide a positive educational experience by introducing people of all age, sex and ability to fundamental skills of Amateur Boxing. The benefits for the individual are immense, fitness, healthy lifestyle, weight control, self defence and an increase in confidence and self esteem and should be the first step for anyone wishing to compete as an amateur boxer. The GB National Boxing Awards is a great way to introduce our future champions and Internationals into the sport of Amateur Boxing.
The BABA would like to have the GB National Boxing Awards in every Boxing Club, School (Non Contact), Youth Club (Non Contact), College and University in the country. I feel the GB National Boxing Awards will lift the sport of Amateur Boxing to a higher level within Great Britain.
The BABA supports and encourages BABA Boxing Coaches/ Tutors of a good character and suitable to work with children to deliver the GB National Boxing Awards in Schools. The BABA wish to play our part in the nations desire to increase the number of people involved in, and the quality of, sport.
Good luck to you all and remember: "Don't think you can, know you can"