George Chuvalo, Aaron Pryor, Clyde Gray, & Summer Boys Headline Jr Nationals
The Junior National Championships are here! Held in Brantford from February 17-20, the 4 day tournament will feature the best 17-18 year olds in the nation and will also play host to Senior and Female Final Team Selections. These bouts will determine who from the National Team and their top challengers will represent Canada in international competition in 2005. The tournament is hosted by the Brantford Youth Boxing Club and will be held at the Brantford Civic Centre. Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the City of Brantford for their support. Also at this great event, are some extraordinary boxing legends. Come see them in person at the Jr Nationals:
Thursday, Feb 17 – George Chuvalo
Feb 18-19 – Aaron Pryor & Spider Jones
Feb 19 – Clyde Gray
All weekend – John, Gary, & Terry Summerhays
Tickets are $10 per session, or $40 for the entire weekend (6 sessions). To order tickets call 519.751.3611.
Cadet Provincials Only 2 weeks Away!
If you haven’t already â€“ it’s time to register your athletes for the Cadet (A,B,C) Novice & Open Provincial Championship.
The deadline to register ON-LINE has been moved up to FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH @ 5:00PM. Your payment must also reach the Boxing Ontario office by the deadline to ensure your athletes are not removed from the draw. No changes will be allowed after registration closes. The draw for everyone but the Cadet C Open will take place on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH AT NOON, in the Boxing Ontario office. The draw for the Cadet C Open athletes will take place on Friday March 4, at the host hotel at 2:30pm. After the draw on Monday the programs for the non-advancing bouts (everyone but Cadet C Open) will be posted on the web â€“ if your athlete is not on the program it means they did not get a bout.
All CADET C OPEN athletes need to weigh-in at the host hotel on Friday March 4th between 12:00noon and 2:00pm. All other athletes only need to weigh in on the day they box.
A note from host Don Nelson: Motor City Amateur Boxing Club is putting together a program for the Cadet Provincial Championships and we’d like to include your club in the program. Send us a jpeg image of your Cadet Team for the Provincials or your best Cadet hopeful for a title and we’ll try to include that picture in the program. Along with the picture please include a bio of the athlete or the name address of your clu b. Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Coaching Seminar at provincials
Dr. Rob Schinke, Sports Psychologist from Laurentian University will be delivering a 4 hour coaching seminar on Resilience and Persistence training at the Cadet provincials after the weighins on Friday afternoon from 3:00 â€“ 5:00pm and on Saturday morning from 9:00am-11:00am. Those coaches with national team members or a member on the Senior or Junior provincial team will be familiar with his work. He has been involved with boxing at the national level for a number of years and recently presented at our training camp in January. Take advantage is this excellent seminar for only $10, space limited to the first 20 registrants. Light refreshments will be served.