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The Babcock Army Boxing Association Senior Novice Grade A Team Boxing Championships Final will take place at the Combat Sports Centre in Aldershot in 29 March 2012. The format for the competition remains a straight knockout tournament split into two halves; UK and BA(G) the winners of the BA(G) Championships joining the UK draw at the semi final stage for a UK based Semi Final.

Preliminary Rounds

Dependant upon entries, preliminary rounds for the Championships commence in Dec 11 (if more than 12 UK entries).

Box by dates for the rounds are as follows;

Round BAG Major
1st Round 20 Dec 2011
2nd Round 19 Jan 2012
Quarter Final BAG Final to be complete 16 Feb 2012
Semi Final BAG V UK Semi 8 Mar UK v UK Semi 15 Mar

The date of each tie of the draw up to Semi Final stage is to be agreed between competing units if dates cannot be agreed the Army BA Secretary should be contacted in the first instance.


Date for the Final of the competition is 29 Mar 2012:

Default venue for the Final of the competition is the Combat Sports Centre, Aldershot. The Final will be financially sponsored by Babcock International Group, with the closest qualifying supporting the event with a works party to set up the event in conjunction with the Secretary of Army Boxing.


The Championships are open to regular serving AND TA personnel, registered as Novice Class A boxers with the Army Boxing Association.

Note: A boxer, who in the course of the Championships exceeds 10 bouts on card, may continue in the Championships as a Novice 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.

Boxers representing unit teams are to be on the posted strength of the unit (and have been so for a period of at least 30 days prior to the date of the competition).

Major Unit competition is open to units with an established strength of 300 and over.


The Army BA has the same rulings on age and experience categories as stipulated by the National Governing Body (NGB), Amateur Boxing Association England (ABAE). Full details are contained in the Army Boxing Aide Memoire. For convenience, main points are:

a.Experience categories:

(1) Novice Class A. A boxer with 0-10 bouts recorded on F/Boxing/162 / ME3.

(2) Novice Class B. A boxer with 11-20 bouts recorded on F/Boxing/162 / ME3.

b. Age categories:

(1) Junior. A junior boxer is deemed to be less than 17 years of age. On 17th birthday, boxer ceases to be a junior irrespective of previous success in earlier rounds of current competitions. A junior boxer is not permitted to box competitively against a senior boxer.

(2) Senior. A senior boxer is deemed to be aged between 17 years (from 17th birthday) and 33 years 364 days. All competitive boxing ceases when boxer reaches 34th birthday, irrespective of previous success in earlier rounds of current competitions.

c. Registration. All boxers must be registered with the Army BA or ABAE via Combined Services Boxing Association (CSBA) and be in possession of a current valid Boxing Card (F/Boxing/162 / ME3). Details of registration of boxers are obtainable from Army BA.

d. Competitive bouts. All competition bouts, including inter company level and martial arts experience, are to be recorded on boxers’ F/Boxing/162 / ME3.

Team Composition (Senior) is one boxer at each of the following weights:

Competition Category Weight
Major Unit Featherweight Over 54kg, not to exceed 57kg
Lightweight Over 57kg, not to exceed 60kg
Light Welterweight Over 60kg, not to exceed 63.5kg
Welterweight Over 63.5kg, not to exceed 67kg
Light Middleweight Over 67kg, not to exceed 71kg
Middleweight Over 71kg, 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


Entry form click here. Entries are to be submitted as shown below, by the closing date of 12 Oct 2011. Late entries are not acceptable.

Email: npearce@ascb.uk.com


Army Boxing Association
Army Sport Control Board
Clayton Barracks
GU11 2BG
Tel: 94222 3581 Fax: 94222 3525

In recent seasons, units have entered the competitions only to withdraw at a later stage, after the draw has been made and rounds commenced. Units are requested to note the requirement to ensure availability for full participation through to the final stages of the championships. Units withdrawing after the draw has been made are to write to the Chairman Army BA (via Secretary Army BA) stating reason.

Entry fees are not required for the Championships due to sponsorship from Babcock International Group.


The draw for the competitions will be held at 1930hrs on 12 Oct 11 and details promulgated thereafter. Number of stages in competition is dependant upon number of entries.


For quarter finals, semi finals and final, Travel at Public Expense for up to 17 personnel (boxers/coaches) is authorised in accordance with 2010DIN10-034.

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

The winning team will receive the FARELF INDIA CUP

The runner-up team will receive the KIAN AIK CHAN CHALLENGE CUP

Members of both teams will receive a medal.

Data Protection Act

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.

Any queries are to be directed to the Secretary Army BA

N L Pearce
Secretary Army Boxing
For Chairman

Entry Form