Boxing Ontario. Boxing was born when first a person lifted a fist against another in play. Different eras of the sport have been distinguished by the various incantations of rule sets. Carvings and paintings show people lifting their fists over 5,000 years ago in ancient Sumeria and over 3,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. It’s not understood these fights were a regulated sport, or a form of entertainment like gladiator fighting in ancient Rome. But by the time of the ancient Greeks, boxing had become a sport and it was part of the Olympic Games as early as 688 B.C. It then became popular in other parts of Europe. The popularity of the sport was enjoyed by a range of cultures and at some point, the sweet science was brought to the Island. And like a grudge, it wouldn’t fade, but grow, giving the sport a rich history. The language of the sport became entrenched in common speak, it formed social capital, built cultural identify, helped the marginalized navigate lives against a backdrop of economic, social strife and other barriers. The fists continued to be thrown, the sport continued to breed. Now the names of Boxings greatest champions list like a Dublin phone book. The early hero’s; Sullivan, Corbett, McLarnin, Dempsey, Sharkey, onto the more recent McGuigan, Collins, McCullough, Egan, Barnes, Nevin, Carruth, Conlan, Taylor and on… The evolution continues as we in Canada take a look at the recent investments the Irish have made to win record number Olympics medals. One of the greatest benefits to the development of your high-performance system is to meet foreign Boxing groups in training and competition. The outcomes strongly enhance the officials, coaches and athletes. This September we have the great honour and pleasure of hosting a squad from the historic town of Drogheda. The Holy Family Boxing Club is an indomitable team which has graced us a few times with their first landing being on the special date of 12/12/12. Through the talents of team manager Mr. Jim Gorman we have worked to empower both our sides and enjoyed victories, story, song and travel together. This engagement should be better than any. The competition will be held on September 22, 2018 during our annual award evening. On this occasion we will be celebrating the achievements of Olympian Sean O’Sullivan. It’s a special evening our friends from Drogheda didn’t want to miss nor should anyone. Boxing Ontario will continue to be recognized as a leader in combative sport in the Province. We will continue to develop comprehensive programs that supports the Athlete, Coach, and Official learning process and lifelong participation and wellness through our implemented LTAD pathway. We value personal development, collaboration and professionalism. We look to grow through collaborative efforts to create partnerships in order to achieve excellence within all facets. Irish: Droichead Átha, meaning “bridge of the ford”) is one of the oldest towns in Ireland. It’s known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. It is mostly located in County Louth, with the south of the town in County Meath, on the Dublin–Belfast corridor on the east coast of Ireland, 49 km or 30 miles north of Dublin, with a population of approximately 41,000 inhabitants (2016). It is the last bridging point on the River Boyne before it enters the Irish Sea. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange is located 8 km west of the town.