BOXING Scotland CEO Chris Roberts believes that aspiring R&J can take inspiration from the recent appointments of our two most senior Officials.
Eastern District President Ravi Rai was recently in Poland for the Youth World Championships, where he was selected to referee one of the Finals on the last day of the competition, while George Brown has been selected to attend the Asian Championships in Dubai later this month.
Last week Boxing Scotland unveiled a new Pathway for R&J with a Seminar that was attended by 43 registered or prospective Officials.
Now with a clear Pathway from grassroots to International Level, Boxing Scotland is aiming to have more R&J receive World-level appointments in the years to come.
Chris Roberts said: “We have two fantastic officials at 3-Star level who continue to do Boxing Scotland proud.
“Ravi performed outstandingly well at the most recent Youth World Championships in Kielce, Poland – out of 36 R&Js in attendance, Ravi was selected to referee one of the 10 male finals on the last day of the competition – a fantastic achievement at World level.
“George is our most experienced 3-Star R&J, and he has been selected to attend the Asian Championships to be held in Dubai at the end of May.
“Another great opportunity which will take George closer to that Olympic selection for Japan in Jul/Aug 21.
“I know Ravi and George’s appointments will act as inspiration for the rest of Scotland’s R&J, there is nothing better than seeing your own people from your own organisation operating at the very highest of levels.
“We are very proud of both R&Js who are role models for our younger officials who aspire to be at that level.”
Meanwhile, Chris Roberts was delighted at the turnout for the R&J Seminar that was held via Zoom last week.
He insisted that as long as individuals are willing to put in the time, there are some great opportunities to be had.
“It was really pleasing to see so many of our Boxing Scotland officials and membership attend the seminar last week,” Chris added.
“We are in a great position as an organisation moving forwards and the opportunities as an official are endless.
“Note that it takes a lot of time and patience, but if you have that, are prepared to put the hours in a support our boxers, Boxing Scotland will support you.
“We are hoping to roll out another virtual seminar shortly, the ‘what it is to be part of a team’ model, and again all officials are welcome to attend.
“The light at the end of the COVID tunnel is almost there, and Boxing Scotland should be looking forward to the first event back in the ring for our Schools and Junior boxers; we will of course be looking for officials to support this really important event on Saturday 21st August 2021.
“Those who are interested should drop an email to our competitions e-mail in the first instance.”
Boxing Scotland’s competition e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and interested Officials are advised to use ‘August Event’ as the e-mail Subject title.