Noel Coonan TD has welcomed a special allocation of €1 million in funding for boxing clubs announced this Wednesday by his colleague and Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring to upgrade training facilities for young boxers, particularly women. Boxing clubs in County Tipperary and nationwide can apply for this funding.
This allocation builds on the previous 2011 boxing allocation and will be used to improve boxing facilities. The allocation will be administered by the Irish Amateur Boxing Association.
Deputy Coonan said this latest allocation recognises that many boxing clubs continue to operate in facilities which need improvement. It is another important step in helping to ensure that young people who join boxing clubs can train in decent, fit-for-purpose facilities.
Eligible clubs will be able to make improvements to facilities like dressing rooms, showers, toilets and heating. There will be a particular focus on providing facilities for women boxers. Under the 2011 initiative more than 50 clubs received funding from an allocation of €1.25 million from Minister Ring’s Department through the IABA with a maximum grant of €25,000 per club.
This funding is in recognition of the excellent work carried out by the Irish Amateur Boxing Association.