As Jill Perry steps down as Chair of the High-Performance Committee, her impact and contributions to the sport in our province will forever be appreciated.

Jill Perry is an integral part of the High Performance stream in Ontario, and assisted with numerous initiatives throughout her tenure. Recently, she helped coordinate the Youth and Elite Provincial Talent ID Evaluation Training Camps in fall 2021. The goal of these camps was to provide Ontario athletes with the opportunity to participate in a national training camp and further develop their skills. She was a strong, dependable leader and voice for the High Performance Committee and their mission for podium success for Ontario athletes.

She was essential in the development of Boxing Ontario’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2024, with one of the formative pillars of this plan being developmental pathways. Jill is an advocate for mentorship of athletes and coaches, and is also a strong ally for gender equity and the advancement of women’s boxing.

Jill herself helped to trailblaze women’s boxing as an athlete, coach, and as a woman in a club leadership position. She joined Beaver Boxing Club in 1998, had her first bout as an amateur boxer in 2001, and won national titles in 2005 and 2006. She is currently the President and Head Coach of the legendary Beaver Boxing Club in Ottawa.

As a coach for over 20 years, Jill serves on Boxing Canada’s Coaching Development Advisory Group. She is also a Mentor Coach with the Commonwealth Sport Canada’s Women Coach Internship Program (WCIP). The WCIP program provides women intern coaches with continuous mentorship, professional development, and learning opportunities from an experienced mentor coach through national/international coaching development opportunities. In fact, Jill attended the 2018 Commonwealth Games as an intern coach through the WCIP’s inaugural internship program, and she continues to give back and mentor more talented up-and-coming coaches.

Jill supports Team Canada in a number of developmental, coaching, and high-performance capacities. Most recently, in February 2022, Jill was Boxing Canada’s assistant coach at the multi-nation training camp held at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation for the 2022 Continental Boxing Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Jill’s list of accomplishments in all facets of boxing is monumental, and she continues to make a difference internationally, nationally, provincially, and in her community.

Thank you, Jill, for your dedication, expertise, advocacy, and passion for the sport of boxing. On behalf of Boxing Ontario, thank you for your impact and contributions to the sport in our province!

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