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World Series Boxing Finals - London

Get your seat at the WSB Team Final in London

The pinnacle of this 2011-2012 World Series of Boxing season is now just over two weeks away. On Wednesday 2 May, Dynamo Moscow and Dolce & Gabbana Milano Thunder will battle it out for supremacy at the ExCeL London, the venue at the heart of the boxing event at the London 2012 Olympic Games, with the prestigious WSB Team Champion title at stake.

Do you want to be there to witness this spectacle?

Tickets are now available on http://www.worldseriesboxing.com/­tickets.aspx
VIP Ringside Tickets (£55)
Limited number of complimentary general admission seats available using code WSB-TF-67StMUK4

Take note that a draw will take place on the night of the event with exclusive Prizes up for grabs.


As most clubs will be aware, Gary Meredith suffered a severe Heart Attack whilst officiating at the WABA Champioships in Aberdare early in March. Thankfully, Gary is making a good recovery. As our WABA Insurance Policy does not cover illnesses of any kind and as Gary is likely to be unable to work for some time, his potential financial difficulties were raised at the WABA Council meeting last night.

As a result, it was unanimously decided to invite all WABA Clubs to contribute to a Gary Meredith Appeal Fund. This Fund will be used to provide Financial support for Gary and his Family. I have started the Fund off with a Towy ABC contribution of £20 plus a personal contribution of a further £20. Can I urge all our WABA clubs to support the Appeal by asking their Clubs to support Gary and his Family with as many contributions as possible. Gary and his family are currently existing on basic Statutory Sick Pay of around £87. He is likely to remain off work for some considerable time. Many thanks in anticipation of your support. Details of hoe contributions can be made will be issued to every club by John Wheatley in the next few days,

Derek McAndrew - Secretary Towy ABC & WD Council Delegate.

IWA Inspire Wales Awards 2012

Nominate and recognise inspirational people within our sport and communities. The deadline for nominations is 6th April 2012 so click on the link to find out more: http://www.iwa.org.uk/­inspire/­categories.php

Referee and Judges Seminar

There is a short report of the latest R&J seminar that can be found in the news and events

WABA Ltd. AGM 2011

The documents for this years AGM to be held in WIS, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff can now be downloaded from the downloads section.

GB Junior A and B Results

The GB 3 Nations Junior Championships were held in Cardiff this weekend (8th-9th July 2011).
The results can now be downloaded or viewed in the 'Downloads' section. A full report of the even will follow shortly Click here

GB Juniors A & B Championships 2011

If anyone would like to purchase photos or video footage of this seasons GB Junior A&B Championships then they should contact Mr David or Mrs Ann Redman either by telephone, 01633 856934 or via email on davidannredman@hotmail.co.uk


European Championships 2011 - Finals

Final result of the day:

69kg: Fred Evans v Mahamed Nurudzinau (Belarus)
Fred wins gold! 15-9

What an achievement from Fred to win gold at his first senior major championship. This wasn't the vintage of his earlier performances, but Fred was always the stronger boxer physically and technically. Gaining a 4-2 at the end of the first Fred just ground down his opponent who simply couldn't back into the contest thwarted by Fred's intransigence and telling blows.

A great performance from the team, and especially the boxers of course. To come away with two gold medals, a silver and a bronze is another fantastic achievement. On the back of last year too, things are looking good for the team as we approach London 2012 and British boxing in general.
And a special shout for Wales in what (I think) is their best ever performance at a major championship.

Matt Holt

European Championships 2011 - Finals

First result of the day:

52kg: Andrew Selby v Georgy Balakshin (Russia)

Gold for Selby! 13-10

Another fantastic display from Selby and the gold medal a just reward for first draw performances throughout the tournament. Andrew edged into a 3-1 lead at the end of the first. The second round was equally cagey and Andrew used patience rather than his trademark quickfire shots, but his patience was rewarded in the last as the openings arrived and Andrew boxed to a 13-10 win and the gold medal.

Great start to the day!

IMPORTANT NOTICE!! WABA New Role: Performance Director

The role of Performance Director has been reposted and now has an extended deadline until noon on Thursday 30th June 2011.
For the full advertisement and job description please see the downloads section Click here

Pirkka Cup

Tony Williams took a team of 18 boxers to the Pirkka Cup in Finland last weekend.
Find thefull report on how the boxers got on in the news and events menu, right hand side.

Lauren Price (Gelligaer ABC), World Youth Championships 2011

The WABA took Lauren Price of Gelligaer ABC to Turkey for the World Youth Championships, a decision that really paid off. Please see the short report on the quarter and Semi final of the tournament.
The WABA would like to extend an enormous well done to Lauren!!

J & Y Finals 2011

The programme for the Finals is now available, both to view (right hand menu) or as a printable version in the downloads section.


The draw book in the downloads section has also been updated.

Junior & Youth 2011 Championships

The full draw book for the championships is now available to download. Apologies for the delay!! click here
The programme for the semi finals will be available as soon as possible after the prelims on Saturday.

All New Medical Cards!!!

Dear All,

Now that the new medical card system has been put in place and is now running smoothly, the distribution and maintenance has now been passed to Mr Don Owen for the West, South and Eastern divisions and to Nina Smith for the North.
Contact details can be found for both in the Divisional Secretaries section of the website.

Role opportunity with WIS

Do you have an in-depth knowledge of high performance sport and medal success?
The Welsh institute of Sport, based in Sophia Gardens Cardiff, is offering an opportunity for two individuals to be part of Focus 2014 an initiative which aims to establish a no compromise approach to the delivery of medal success at the Commonwealth Games.
If you are interested the role is described in full to the right of this notice and is also available to download click here

WABA Senior Semi Finals March 2011

Please find the programme for the senior semi finals in the menu on the right hand side of this page. There is also a link for a downloadable version of the programmes. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE CORRECT PROGRAMME FOR THE CORRECT DATE.


The date and venue has changed for the first final.
The first Final will now be on the 18th February 2011 at the Tondu Cricket Club


A spectacular result from the team who travelled to Ireland recently! The report can be found in the menu on the right hand menu.

Scotland V Wales Edinburgh Sat 15th January 2011 Team manager’s report

Please find the Team Managers report from the Wales V Scotland tournament in the news column.

Schoolboy, Junior & Youth Championships 2011

The Entry form for the 2011 SB,J&Y Championships is now available to download from the site. Just print out the form, fill in all relevant details and return your completed form along with the £5 entry fee to your Divisional Secretaries.
Just go to the downloads section in the left hand menu.

Merry Christmas

On behalf of myself , Operations Manager, David , National Coaches, Tony and Colin and Administration Assistant, Emily, I would wish all of our Members a very ‘Happy Christmas’ and all our very Best Wishes for the coming year.

Terry Smith

Novice Championships 2010!!!!

The entry forms for the Schools, Junior and Youth and the Senior novice championships are now available to download!

More from Delhi

Keiron Harding had a great win last night by beating a good
opponent but Andy Jones lost when he was stopped in the last round.
Today we have three on Sean McGoldrick, Andrew Selby and Jermaine Asare.

Latest Results from Delhi

On Thursday Jermaine Asare won by 6 points to 3 and Andrew
Selby beat England’s Tommy Stubbs after both the final scores and count-back were even, it went to the individual scoring and Selby took the verdict.

Keiron Harding has his second contest Friday night and Andy Jones also boxes for a place in the last eight.
On Saturday we have both Sean McGoldrick and Jermain Asare boxing

We had two that boxed Yesterday with Chris Jenkins losing on points and Kieron Harding having a good win.
There are three more bouts on today (06.10.10) so let's wish them the best!
A Few more photos from the team during the warm weather training for the Commonwealth Games can be found in the gallery or Click here!

Sport Wales coach of the year 2010

Please follow the link in the news and events to the full article, but...

Nominations are live!!!
Visit http://www.sportwales.org.uk/­­news/­coachoftheyear2010 to nominate now!

WABA Annual General Meeting 2010

Another Season has come and gone and the AGM was held on Saturday 4th September as scheduled. With a good turn out this year of 55 clubs attending, the election for Chairman and Vice Chairman was able to take place.
The nominees for Chairman were Mr Terry Smith and Mr Tony Wynne. The nominees for Vice Chairman were Mr Carl Pesticcio and Mr Bill Jones. With a very close vote the results were as follows:
WABA Chairman for 2010/11 – Mr Terry Smith
WABA Vice Chairman for 2010/11 – Mr Bill Jones
Congratulations to Terry and Bill and I’m sure I’m not wrong in saying that everyone is very much looking forward to working with you both in the coming season. Terry has also received a congratulatory letter from the president of AIBA Ching-Kuo Wu (which is available to view in the download section).
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank both Tony Wynne and Carl Pesticcio for campaigning for the positions and although they were not as successful as they may have wished we are sure that they will continue to provide the WABA and all its members with their invaluable help, support and expertise as always.

Find the latest report and team photo from the Combat Games in Beijing in the news and events column. A full size version of the image can be viewed by clicking on the photo.


Please find below the link to Inside The Games press release

Report on Tournaments

Dear members,
It has been brought to our attention that a mistake was made regarding the order of Champions and runners up in the 46kg Class A. This has now been amended in the copy available to download. Our apologies to Jack.

News and Events

Darren Edwards back with Commonwealth Games mission

HE is the Welsh boxer who was given the royal seal of approval at the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne four years ago.

Darren Edwards chatted with the Queen over dinner before going on to win a bronze medal in Australia in 2006.

Now the veteran Port Talbot stalwart has come out of retirement for a third tilt at glory after being part of the Welsh team in Manchester and Melbourne.


Boxing film opens Cardiff festival

A new film about the life and career of Welsh boxer Howard Winstone has had its premiere in Cardiff as part of a three-day boxing festival.


Wales sent three young boxers to represent their country at the European men's boxing championship in Moscow. The competition is over seven days, 5th - 12th June. Where there were 43 countries and 245 elite boxers participating. First up for the welsh team was 18 year old Joe Lovell 69kg of the Deva ABC

WABA Senior Championship Finals 2010

The Welsh ABA finals took place at the Swansea LC centre on Friday 26th March,
This is the Centenary Year for Welsh Amateur Boxing.


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