Eight Day DEFABA Training Course Comes to a Close

Chairman Defence Forces Amateur Boxing Association (DEFABA) Colonel Jacob Ondieki makes his official closing remarks during the closure of DEFABA Coaches Training Course at Jamhuri Park, Nairobi on 12 April 2019.

Chairman Defence Forces Amateur Boxing Association (DEFABA) Colonel Jacob Ondieki makes his official closing remarks during the closure of DEFABA Coaches Training Course at Jamhuri Park, Nairobi on 12 April 2019.

The 8 day Defence Forces Amateur Boxing Association (DEFABA) coaches’ training course was officially closed on 12 April, 2019 by the DEFABA Chairman Colonel Jacob Ondieki at the Jamhuri Show Ground, Nairobi.

The course organized by DEFABA in conjunction with Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) brought together 31 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.

Colonel Ondieki, while giving his closing remarks, expressed his gratitude to all for taking time to attend the course and applauded KDF, Police, Prisons and various clubs for allowing their personnel to take part in the capacity building course.

He thanked the trainers and facilitators for sharing their knowledge and skills. “Your generosity can’t be measured and may you continue with the same spirit of sharing. “He also thanked Boxing Association Kenya (BAK) for their partnership and approval for the course.

While giving his remarks, the Officer in Charge of DEFABA, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Mungori, said he was impressed with the good performance of the trainees and urged them to give their best and be good role models for upcoming boxers. On the other hand, representative from Nairobi county, Miss Jane Onyango who is the custodian of the first women boxing club thanked the organizers for giving them the opportunity to attend the course and promised to bring more ladies to the boxing arena.

Present during the closure were Team Manager DEFABA Warrant Officer II Benson Maingi, Competitions Secretary Boxing Association of Kenya Patrick Waweru, Chairman of Nairobi County Amateur Boxing Mr. Ken Ochieng, Head Coach DEFABA Sergeant Samuel Magima, boxing coaches and boxers.

Officer In Charge DEFABA Lieutenant Colonel Paul Mungori makes his remarks during the official closing ceremony of the DEFABA Coaches Training Course.Officer In Charge DEFABA Lieutenant Colonel Paul Mungori makes his remarks during the official closing ceremony of the DEFABA Coaches Training Course.
Course Participants of the DEFABA Coaches Training Course, follow through the closing ceremony proceedings.Course Participants of the DEFABA Coaches Training Course, follow through the closing ceremony proceedings.
Chairperson DEFABA Colonel Jacob Ondieki is assisted by Miss Jane Anyango, a course participant from Nairobi Region to cut a cake symbolizing the closure of the eight-day course.Chairperson DEFABA Colonel Jacob Ondieki is assisted by Miss Jane Anyango, a course participant from Nairobi Region to cut a cake symbolizing the closure of the eight-day course.