Boxing Scotland is pleased to inform members that due to constructive feedback received, we have revised the changes that were introduced on August 4th 2022 with regards to sparring.
Those changes stated that;
“Sparring will only be permitted between individuals that have received medicals and are registered with Boxing Scotland. They must be in possession of a valid SME2 Boxers record card.”
“From 30th September 2022 any individual with zero bouts and registering as a boxer for the first time must have been registered for a minimum of two months before being eligible to compete in a competitive or skills bout.”
Please note that these changes will not be enforced as per September 22nd 2022.
On further discussion with the Boxing Scotland Medical Commission, an updated ‘Fit to Spar’ Boxer PAR-Q has been developed, that boxers will have to complete instead of a medical with a doctor.
These forms should be completed by the club before the individual spars and be held by the club. These forms can be found at the link below;
Over-18 PAR-Q – BSL_O18_Fit_to_Spar__PAR-Q-V1
Under-18 PAR-Q – BSL_U18_Fit_to_Spar__PAR-Q-V1
Additionally, as the medical requirement has been dropped, the minimum two months period needed for registration before being eligible to compete is not needed, and therefore we will rely on the knowledge and expertise of club coaches to make the decision when a boxer is ready to compete.
Boxing Scotland appreciates the constructive feedback we have received directly from clubs over the past few weeks on this matter and also appreciate your patience on this situation whilst we found an appropriate solution together with the medical commission.
We are always open to constructive feedback which can benefit all within our sport and are ready to act on beneficial proposals where possible.
After a fantastic summer of success for Scottish boxing which saw our most successful ever Commonwealth Games with five medals won – including three Golds – we hope clubs up and down the country are enjoying the return to domestic activity as club shows return to action.