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 Tripartite MoU signed to set up International Boxing Academy

Tripartite MoU signed to set up International Boxing Academy

India Blooms News Service | | 01 Mar 2017, 08:40 pm
New Delhi, May 1 (IBNS): A tripartite MoU amongst AIBA (International Boxing Association), BFI (Boxing Federation of India) and SAI (Sports Authority of India) to set up an International Boxing Academy at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi & Rajiv Gandhi Sports complex at Rohtak, Haryana was signed in the forenoon of Mar 1 in the presence of Injeti Srinivas, Secretary (Sports) cum DG SAI in the office of Minister State for Sports & Youth Affairs , New Delhi .

Minister of Sports could not attend the ceremony due to ill health, read a government statement.

The motto of the academy will be to provide a single training method, through experienced coaches and with scientific support, which will cater identification and nurturing of young talent at both sub junior and junior levels.

It will also train elite athletes on a run up to their preparations for International competitions.

The International Boxing Academy will have satellite academies and 8 regional centres will be further developed under the Academy.

The terms of MOU will be for 5 years with provision of renewal on mutual agreement. Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, President (AIBA) signed the MOU on behalf of International Boxing Association (AIBA) whereas Ajay Singh, President (BFI) signed on behalf of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) & Roque Dias, Executive Director for Special Project (SAI) on behalf of Sport Authority of India (SAI).