International boxing stars gather in Offaly for training camp

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International boxing stars gather in Offaly for training camp

International boxing stars gather in Offaly for training camp

St. Brigid's Boxing Club is once again hosting an All-Female International Sparring Camp, sponsored by CommsLock, the biggest gathering of female boxers anywhere in the world outside of major competition.

The camp runs from Tuesday, August 6 to August 13, 2019, in the North Offaly town and is the brainchild of local AIBA Three Star Coach, Liam 'Morley' Brereton, the Offaly Sports Partnership Coach of the Decade.

The camp attendance has doubled with 200+ boxers attending from countries past and present including Singapore,
France, Sweden, Ukraine, Finland, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Barbados, India, Ireland, England, Italy,
Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Spain, Jersey, Croatia, Hungary, and Poland.

Attendees range from Novice 11+ to Olympians to Youth Olympic Gold medalists to World Champions accompanied by coaches, mentors, support staff, physiotherapists, and members of each countries' National Boxing Federations.

"We are honoured to support the continued efforts of AIBA Three Star Coach Liam 'Morley' Brereton. Liam has worked tirelessly for female boxing and boxers over the years creating equality of opportunity for female boxing talent in Ireland and globally," said Graham Penrose, CEO of CommsLock.