Boxing Scotland has today Monday 16th March taken the decision to suspend the Elite and Youth 2020 Championships following the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.
In light of government restrictions on public gatherings and the resulting pressure on emergency services and healthcare provision, Boxing Scotland has decided that with effect from Monday 16 March there will be a period without National competition whilst a further assessment can be made. This will be in effect up to, and including, 3 April 2020 which is also in line with other sporting organisations. A further decision will be taken after this date.
We appreciate this is very disappointing news for the Boxers and Clubs. The decision has been taken with much regret as we understand the dedication and personal sacrifice our Boxers and Coaches have made in the lead up to these Elite and Youth Championships. But due to the sprialing numbers of confirmed cases in Scotland and the UK we have concluded that the safety of all members of the Boxing Scotland family and the wider community, as well as the fairness of the competition take priority.
Boxing Scotland spokesperson said: “We have taken on board all expert medical advice before now and we are taking a precautionary approach to give time to assess what the impact of coronavirus will be on Scottish society in the coming weeks before deciding on next steps.
“This decision has been taken with the best interest of everyone involved in the sport and in support of the country’s work to address the impact of Coronavirus.”
The Club Guidance at the moment continues to remain the same and can be found at the link below.
This is an ongoing and fast moving situation and as such any guidance and advice will be subject to further review and recommendations from Authorities.
In the meantime please continue to follow advice and make use of the following online resources for up to date information about Coronavirus: