|Former British Sports Minister Becomes Chairman of Amateur Boxing Association of England|
Friday, 13 July 2012 12:33
Richard Caborn, the former British sports minister, is set to be upgraded to the new chairman of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE).
Caborn, who is currently president of the organisation, will take a more active role as chairman.
Caborn said: "Boxing is one of our most successful sports in its ability to deliver the twin goals of increased grassroots participation and elite medal success and we want to ensure that we continue to build on that.
Caborn has been invited by the Government to be an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympics in recognition of his part in helping securing the Games.
"The London 2012 Olympics will provide a unique shop window for the sport where we are hopeful that our boxers will do well and we want to ensure the ABAE is set-up to maximise the opportunities that will come from this in terms of attracting new people to the sport," he added.
Caborn will replace outgoing chairman Keith Walters who will in turn assume the position of president of the ABAE.