In a bold move John McKay Chairman of Boxing NZ anounced today the NZ Female Boxing Team's preparation leading up to the Womens World Boxing Championships to be held in China from 9 May - 20 May 2012
Preparation start next week with international competition for Hurricane Doyle, 75Kg, Alexis Pritchard, 60Kg and Siona Fernandez 52Kg. against a Western Australian trio in Christchurch on Thursday the 12th. April
This will followed by a ten day International Training Camp at the Australian Institute of sport in Canberra with Australia and the Brazilian Boxing team from the 14th April. The team will be acompanied by National Coach Cameron Todd
With A Tri-Nation competition planned to take place between the participating countries during that time.
The seven member female team selected to compete at the World Championships in China - with weights ranging from 48Kg through to 75Kg are Lloyds Scully 48Kg., Siona Fernandez 52Kg., Marie O'Neill 57Kg., Alexis Pritchard 60Kg., Laura Matthews 64Kg., Daena Stevenson 69Kg., and Hurrican Doyle 75Kg. Head Coach Cameron Todd , Assistant Coach Paul Fitzsimmons and Manager Mrs. Gerry Heeney.
At the previous world championships in Barbados the New Zealand womens team were encouraged by their success and thanks to funding through Sparc the Boxing NZ Executive have formulated this years leadup to the 2012 World Championships with the goal to Qualify for the Olympic Games