AIBA signs memorandum with ISF to develop sports and education through boxing
August 21, 2017
On the eve of the 29th Summer Universiade, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the International School Sport Federation (ISF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Taipei, committing to the joint exploration of boxing as a means of physical and educational development for young people.
AIBA agrees to use its expertise to assist with the technical aspects of ISF Schools Competitions, and its coaching infrastructure to ensure safe dissemination of best practice and the latest techniques around the world.
“The values that AIBA and the ISF share are instrumental in ensuring the success of this partnership for the benefit of young people around the world,” said AIBA President Ching-Kuo Wu.
“For many years, education has been a priority for AIBA and, now more than ever, the sport has a vital role to play in the social as well as physical education and well-being of young people. AIBA looks forward to cooperating with the ISF to bring new opportunities and inspiring future young boxers around the world.”
— AIBA (@AIBA_Boxing) August 19, 2017
The agreement will see AIBA and the ISF combine resources and efforts to meet their respective objectives in promoting boxing among young people.
This effort aims to help foster the core values of mutual respect, dedication, and friendship.
AIBA’s expertise will be used to draft specific technical regulations for new events, as well as providing coaching. ISF events will be made available for the practical assessment of young officials.
“Boxing is one of the most enduring and universal of all sports, and its popularity is as strong as ever among people of all ages the world over,” said ISF President Laurent Petrynka.
“The ISF knows that every sport has the power to bring structure and hope to the lives of young people, but boxing involves a unique code among athletes that, alongside AIBA, we want to promote through new School Sport competitions and events,” said ISF President Laurent Petrynka.