2014-15 Novice Championship entry forms


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The 2014-15 Boxing Scotland Novice Championships are less than six weeks away and, already the entries have started arriving at the Boxing Scotland office.

All entries must be in no later than 5.00pm on Friday 3rd October 2014, to be entered into the competition.

Entry forms can be accessed by clicking the link below;

Novice Entry forms 2014

Please note: There was an error on the Female Youth forms previously communicated, which had the Youth age categories as 1996 & 1995, when it should have read 1997 & 1996. This has since been corrected, but anyone who printed off the previous forms can amend the 1995 year of birth on the form to read 1997 if they wish to. Alternatively, you can print off the updated forms from the link above.

Pat Toner Funeral information


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Following the sad loss of former Fauldhouse Boxing Club Coach Pat Toner. Boxing Scotland has been asked to post the following details of Pat’s funeral;

The funeral will take place on Wednesday 10th September, 10.00am, at the St. John the Baptist Church, 115 Main Street, Fauldhouse ,West Lothian, EH47 9BJ.

Piece below from Fauldhouse Boxing Club;

Pat was an inspiration to hundreds of kids in his time, and his coaching skills were legendary.

Fauldhouse Boxing Club when Pat was coaching produced champion after champion until he suffered a massive stroke.

After an unbelievable recovery from the stroke Pat gradually came back to the club last year and began coaching again, it came as no surprise that year that he helped produce another 2 champions.

This club will never be the same again but, thanks to Pat he has passed on his knowledge to others to continue his work, he will be sorely missed by all.

Our thoughts at this time are with his family.

As a mark of respect for the great man the club will remain closed until after Pats funeral.

In Safe Hands Child Protection Officer workshop – 11.09.14


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In Safe Hands – Child Protection Officer workshop @ Ravenscraig 11.09.14

The latest of our Education courses for members will be an ‘In Safe Hands’ Child Protection Officer workshop has been organised to take place at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, at 6.30pm, on Thursday 11th September 2014.

Any club without a fully trained Club Child Protection Officer (CPO) is urged to put their designated CPO(s) on the ‘In Safe Hands’ workshop, provided they have already attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop or equivelant. Having a fully trained CPO is a Boxing Scotland Minimum Operating Requirement for all Boxing Scotland clubs.

Full workshop details are as follows;

Course: In Safe Hands (CPO course 2, following a Safeguarding & Protecting Children or equivalent child protection awareness workshop)

Date: Thursday 11th September 2014

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, O’Donnell Way, Motherwell, ML1 2TX

Cost: £20 per place (maximum of 3 places per club, dependent on availability)

Attendee requirements: A pen for taking notes and all attendees must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children or equivalent child protection awareness workshop

To book your place(s), please contact the Boxing Scotland Child Protection Officer, James Docherty at; james.docherty@boxingscotland.org

PLEASE NOTE: Places are not secured until Boxing Scotland has received payment.


Boxing Scotland Activity First Aid courses October & November 2014


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Boxing Scotland is pleased to announce that there will be two Activity First Aid course held for our club coaches over the next few months. Please read below for full details of both courses;

The Activity First Aid course contains training on the treatment of cuts and the use of adrenalin in the corner during a contest, as well as the following;

• Responsibilities and reporting • Resuscitation • Angina

• Assessment of the situation • Heart attacks • Choking

• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Minor injuries • Seizures

• Basic hygiene in First Aid • Bleeding control • Shock

• Fractures • Head injuries • Asthma

• Angina and heart attack • Diabetes • Burns

• Electrical injuries • Spinal injuries

• Heat and cold • Drowning injuries

The Activity First Aid course is delivered over two whole days in one weekend and will take place on the following dates:

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October 2014 (course 1); and

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November 2014 (course 2)

Full course details are listed below;

Course: Level 5 Award in Activity First Aid

Date: Sat 11th & Sun 12th October 2014 or Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd November 2014

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm both days

Venue: Scottish High Performance Centre, Olympia Building, Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow, G40 2QH

Tutor: Martin McLaughlan

Cost: £80 per place (includes lunch and light refreshments on both days)

As with all our courses, places are first come, first served. There are twelve places available for each course, which are for our member club coaches only. Clubs are limited to a maximum of two places per course, in order to spread the qualification around as much as possible.

Places can be provisionally booked by emailing the Coach & Club Development Officer at; james.docherty@boxingscotland.org and specifying the full name(s) of the person(s) you are putting forward and which course they wish to attend from the two above. You/the club will then receive the course booking form, which must be completed and returned with full payment to secure your place(s).

Places not paid for in full by the stated deadline on the booking form will be offered to names on the reserve list.

30&31 August training round up


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The weekend of 30&31 August 2014 saw another series of training sessions held in our Scottish High Performance Centre – Yet again these were extremely well subscribed and a summary can be found below:

Saturday 30 August 2014

First up was a grading session. After a running a series of open invitational sessions for both Male and Female groups, this was a natural progression in which each boxer was graded within their respective weight category. The main aim of the grading session was to select boxers at the appropriate level to go forward to the Boxing Scotland High Performance Programme assessments, scheduled to take place over consecutive weekend’s mid-September.

With the female grading session taking place in the morning, followed by the male group in the afternoon, all boxers were briefed on the concept and aim of the session upon arrival, before being split down into their respective weight categories.

The boxers were then continuously assessed over 3 separate stations, with each station running for 15 minutes with a 5 minute recovery turnaround between stations as the groups rotated in a round robin format.

Each boxer was graded using the following 4 specific criteria:

1) Individual Technical Skill (including footwork, punch/defence repertoire, mechanics of punching etc);
2) Tactical awareness (opponent specific, ringcraft, positive defence, phasing of attacks etc);
3) Receptiveness to instruction;
4) Personal qualities (effort, concentration, discipline etc).

The above criteria were tested over the 3 stations, which incorporated several aspects including technical / tactical partner work, themed equipment and various groundwork drills (technical / tactical shadow etc).

The session finale was the base endurance burpee test – all boxers continuously carrying out burpees on command of the whistle blast. The best effort test ended for each individual when they either retired themselves, or a coach signalled their finish due to incorrect form or missing the whistle blast. All boxers were then instructed to remain in the order they finished, thus providing a base endurance indicator to complete the grading session.

Details of the upcoming Performance Programme assessments will be published in due course. All those boxers nominated for assessments will be listed, along with assessment date / times etc.

The second session held saw ten of our Junior boxers attend a session with specific focus on preparation for the forthcoming European Junior Championships scheduled to take place in early November in Anapa, Russia.

The main theme of the session was technical and tactical sparring as our boxers were made to adapt against different styles (of other European countries) and opponents. 10 Boxers attended this session.

Sunday 31 August 2014

The Sunday session saw a mixture of selected Schoolboy/Girl and Juniors continuing their preparation for the up and coming duel matches they will compete in, the first of which is against Wales in October. A total of 28 boxers attended this session.

Once again, all our coaches would like to thank all boxers in attendance for their efforts and conduct during the grading, European Junior preparation and School/Junior invitational sessions