Competitions Secretary-Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) Mr. Patrick Waweru hands over boxing pads to Sergeant Nickson Abaka, a gesture symbolic of transition from active boxing to coaching.
A special eight day Defence Forces Amateur Boxing Association (DEFABA) coaches’ training kicked off on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at the Jamhuri Park Grounds Nairobi.
The course organized by DEFABA in conjunction with Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK), is meant to prepare boxing coaches and retiring boxers transitioning into coaching with relevant skills and knowledge of managing and training boxers.
The course brought together participants from the Kenya Defence Forces, the National Police Service, Kenya Prisons Service and members of several civilian clubs nominated by the Boxing Association of Kenya.
During the opening address, the team was assured of KDF’s commitment to support growth of boxing within the disciplined forces and Country at large. The participants were also challenged to seek and attend other courses and trainings that would ensure better resource people in coaching boxing.
KDF’s renowned boxer Sgt Nickson Abaka who is transitioning to a coach was also among the participants.
Present during the opening ceremony were Officer in Charge DEFABA Lieutenant Colonel Paul Mungori, Team Manager DEFABA Warrant Officer II Benson Maingi, Competitions Secretary Boxing Association of Kenya Patrick Waweru among other boxing officials, coaches and boxers.
Officer in Charge Defence Forces Amateur Boxing Association (DEFABA) Lieutenant Colonel Paul Mungori making his remarks during the official opening ceremony of the DEFABA Coaches’ Training Course on 3 April 2019 at Jamhuri Park, Nairobi.
Course participants of the DEFABA Coaches’ Training Course.
Competitions Secretary Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) Mr. Patrick Waweru hands over boxing pads to Absolom Okoth from the Kenya Police Service symbolizing his transition from active boxing to coaching.