Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media
Governance in Irish Athletic Boxing Association: Discussion
Mr. John Treacy:
If there is a promising young boxer coming up, he or she is identified as having the potential to make it at elite level. There is a system whereby the coaches have developmental weekends and all that. Those steps are there for the boxers. If they make it to the elite level, they train full time on the campus. There are stepping stones. There is the national championships, at which boxers can make that step up. Some members of the squad who went to the world championships put their names on the map, so they are naturals to move into that space. If a boxer has potential, the mechanism is there for him or her to be identified and move on to the next level.