AIBA Invites All Level R&Js for APB/WSB Certifications02 July 2014
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) issued yesterday, July 1, 2014, an invitation letter to all AIBA National Member Federations to attend the Extraordinary One-Time APB/WSB Referees & Judges (R&J’s) Course to be held in three different locations: America, Asia/Oceania and Europe/Africa from late August until mid-September 2014.
The main purpose of holding this Extraordinary Course is to present R&Js of all levels with the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities of becoming higher level officials in a reduced period of time, something they were before not able to do due to AIBA’s long pathways for upgrades.
As the number of AIBA competitions will increase due to the launch of the AIBA Pro Boxing, World Series of Boxing and AIBA Open Boxing programs, the presence of additional R&Js is imperative.
Therefore, all AIBA 1-, 2- and 3-Star R&Js, including R&Js with current Professional Boxing Licences, are welcome to attend this Course, with registration open to all eligible R&Js until Friday, August 8, 2014.
Once R&Js are certified for APB/WSB, if they then would like to officiate in AOB competitions, AIBA will award them an automatic 3-Star R&J status. Recently, AIBA has revised the Officials’ Per Diem structure and certified Officials will now receive a much higher Per Diem. Therefore, this represents a great opportunity for those R&Js who also wish to have an AIBA R&J position in their career.
Click HERE to read the full text of the letter about the Extraordinary One-Time APB/WSB Referees & Judges (R&Js) Course
Click HERE to download the Application Form
Click HERE to download the Data Form for Non-AIBA Certified R&Js