THE BABCOCK ARMY BOXING ASSOCIATION INTER UNIT TEAM BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019/2020
Due to COVID-19 the Army Boxing inter unit team boxing championships was cancelled and will not take place in the 19/20 season.
Only 2 teams entered the competition this season, resulting in a straight final
3 PARA V 2 RIFLES – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
7. The Championships are open to regular AND reserve soldiers and officers, in the Elite Age Category (see para 9) registered in Development Class A boxers with the Army Boxing Association. All competitors must have a minimum of 2 bouts registered in their boxer’s registration book.
Note: A boxer, who in the course of the Championships exceeds 10 bouts on their record of contests, may continue in the Championships as a Development Class A for the purposes of the Championships only. To remain eligible for team representation, the boxer may not compete in any other non-championships bouts until the team has been eliminated from the championships.
8. Boxers representing a unit team must be on the assigned strength of that unit and have moved and tracked via JPA by their APC CM (Army Personnel Centre Career Manager) desk for a period of at least 30 days prior to the date of their participation in the competition. There is no exception to this rule.
9. All boxers must conform to the criteria in the reference; AGAI Vol 1 Chapter 5 Part 3 – Participation.
10. The Army BA has the same rulings on age and experience categories as stipulated by the National Governing Body (NGB), England Boxing. Full details are contained in the UKAFBA Official Handbook 2019/2020. For convenience, main points are:
a. Experience categories:
(1) Development Class A. A boxer with 0-10 bouts recorded on a boxing record card
(2) Development Class B. A boxer with 11-20 bouts recorded on a boxing record card. (Dev B boxers are ineligible for this competition – see para 7.)
Note: Boxing officers and coaches are to note that Dev Class A and Dev Class B are Elite Boxer (Adult) Boxing categories. Junior and Youth boxing categories have A and B classes that indicate year of birth and not bout experience.
b. Age categories:
(1) Junior. A junior boxer within the Army BA is deemed to be aged less than 16 years of age. Upon attaining his/her 16th birthday, an individual ceases to be a junior boxer and is classed as a youth boxer.
(2) Youth. A youth boxer is a boxer that is 16 or 17 years old. Upon attaining their 18th birthday an individual ceases to be a youth and is classed as an Elite boxer.
(3) Elite. A boxer who is 18 years and above to the age of 40 yrs. A boxer who turns 40yrs old is no longer permitted to box.
c. Registration. All boxers must be registered with the Army BA or ABAE via UK Armed Forces Boxing Association (UKAFBA) and be in possession of a current valid Boxing Card (BCR1). Details of registration of boxers are obtainable from Army BA.
d. Competitive bouts, skills bouts and previous individual physical contact sport experience. All competitive boxing bouts, all skills bouts and any individual physical contact sport experience (see below for a definition), is to be declared on registration and each boxers Registration Card is to reflect this experience. Failure to ensure that a boxer’s record card is accurate will render the boxer and the unit in breach of this rule and disqualify both from the competition.
“Individual Physical Contact Sport” means any of the following sports in any of its forms: Aikido, Boxing (white collar or any boxing that can be deemed competitive), Cage Fighting, Judo, Ju-jitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, K-1, Muaythai, MMA, Sambo, Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Wushu and such other sports as may be deemed by AIBA to be an individual physical contact sport”.
11. Team Composition is one boxer at each of the following weight;
|Bantamweight||Over 52kg, not to exceed 56kg|
|Lightweight||Over 56kg, not to exceed 60kg|
|Light Welterweight||Over 60kg, not to exceed 64kg|
|Welterweight||Over 64kg, not to exceed 69kg|
|Middleweight||Over 69kg, not to exceed 75kg|
|Light Heavyweight||Over 75kg, not to exceed 81kg|
|Cruiserweight||Over 81kg, not to exceed 86kg|
|Heavyweight||Over 86kg, not to exceed 91kg|
12. The Boxing Officer is to provide a team list of the unit boxing squad of up to no more than 20 boxers, the Team List available at Annex A to Section 10 of the UKAFBA Official Handbook 2019/2020 available at www.britisharmyboxing.com, is to be signed by the Commanding Officer and passed to the opposing Boxing Officer 10 days prior to the fixture.
13. Each Boxing Officer has 7 days to scrutinise the opposition for any irregularities in registration. Any issues are to be brought to the attention of the Army BA Sec for action within the 7 day period, this allows the Army BA to investigate and adjudicate.
19. Travel at Public Expense for up to 17 personnel (boxers/coaches) is authorised in accordance with 2017DIN10-023.
20. Costs are to be kept to the minimum necessary to meet the requirement, with transport being shared wherever possible. Expenditure is closely monitored by the Programme Budget Wing APC Glasgow, which may challenge expenditure as appropriate.
Trophies and Prizes
21. The Army Boxing Association will provide the prizes for the winners and runners up of the Army Inter Unit Team Championships and for the winners of the Plate Competition as follows;
Army Inter Unit Team winning team will receive the KINGS SHIELD
Army Inter Unit Team runner-up team will receive the Noble Statue
Members of both teams will receive a medal.
23. To ensure that entry to the competition is not cost prohibitive, units are not expected to feed visiting spectators with hot food in the Warrant Officers and SNCO’s mess post boxing.
24. The Army BA requests that each unit be prepared to accept the responsibility to seat up to 6 guests from the Army BA or its sponsors at any point in the competition. The hosting of any guests would be the responsibility of the Army BA but liaison between the Association and unit as to the seating plan is required.
Data Protection Act
25. During the event photographs may be taken and then published on Army Sport Webpages. In accordance with competitors’ rights under the Data Protection Act, if competitors do not wish to be named in articles or have photographs published on webpages, they are to advise the event organiser accordingly.
26. Any queries are to be directed to the Secretary Army BA.
N L Pearce
Secretary Army Boxing