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I have been an active member of Boxing Ontario for over 15 years as a boxer, coach and official. Beyond the tremendous impact which the sport of boxing has had on me personally during this time, I have also witnessed the transformative effect of boxing in so many others’ lives.In January of this year, I had the pleasure of taking on the role of Provincial Official for Ontario. We’ve since facilitated 3 tournaments and successfully executed one of Ontario’s largest advancing tournaments in our sport’s history. In less than one year, our team has started working with the clubs, coaches and boxers, to help develop structures and lines of communication aimed at advancing the quality, safety and professionalism of the sport of boxing.
I’m honoured to have the trust of the membership as I embark on the Precedency of Boxing Ontario. I realize this is a huge responsibility and won’t take it for granted. I truly believe we have incredible talent in our province coupled with access to the best resources. I know that we will achieve world-class success with clear, united direction.
As an active Official with Boxing Canada and AIBA Boxing, I’m fortunate to be included in seminars by International Boxing top executives and course facilitators on each International assignment. I’m excited to bring back the knowledge and strategies being provided at the highest level of boxing to our local association, membership and ultimately to the athletes of Boxing Ontario.
I’m looking forward to helping to create structures and transparency, while investing back into the province and sport that has completed my life!
Dear members, I started boxing in 1985, obtained my coaching certificate in 1995 and in 2019 I also became an official. I began taking the coaching role more seriously over the last ten years and even more recently have volunteered a significant amount of time to the organization. I have spent 2 years on the High-Performance Committee and 10 months on the Strategic Planning Committee. I have a formal education in business, project management, computer sciences and I have a masters electrical license.
Having experience in contract law, bylaws and policy, I have been a contributor in reviewing our governance structure for the strategic plan and can say I have seen firsthand where we need to build.
I WILL bring real transparency and accountability putting the members first. We have some of the best coaches and athletes in the country and I would like to help build the structure that supports them in making Boxing Ontario the strongest organization in Canada.
Director At Large
Champion boxer (super middleweight) and certified Elite Coach and trainer, Syd “The Jewel” Vanderpool brings more than 13 years of professional boxing to the Board of Directors and Coaches Committee for Boxing Ontario . Syd has extensively trained with some of the world’s finest trainers including the legendary Emanuel Stewart, Goody Petronelli, John Davenport, Alrick Dougherty and Roberta Snider.
Owner and Elite Coach of the SydFIT Health Centre in Kitchener, Syd brings his life experience in the sport of boxing to the training floor and to the development of the coaches that work with the Destiny Boxing Team. Upon accepting his role as Director at Large with Boxing Ontario, he wanted to make a difference for the established and up and coming coaches by working with the Coaches Committee to provide resources, educational advancement and support to all of the coaches working within the Boxing Ontario family.
The main goal of the Coaches Committee is to provide coaching development opportunities outside of the NCCP courses. We also intend to provide resources to our coaches about trends and new coaching strategies.
We look forward to working together to mentor our coaches to provide the best experience for our athletes in and out of the ring. We are working towards giving our coaches all the resources they need to excel and grow through seminars, courses and workshops, and to provide them opportunities to meet their personal goals as coaches within Boxing Ontario. We look forward to opening up conversations with our coaches that will create a stronger Boxing Ontario environment for our trainers, coaches and athletes.
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