The OBA office has relocated to:
7027 Brady Street, Niagara Falls, Ont. L2J 3P1.
Phone 905 356 9393 Fax 905 356 4089
[ Additional website changes still in progress ]
The Ontario Boxing Association & The Comsport of British Columbia are both proud members of the The Canadian Fight Sports Association which is a member of the World Boxing Council.
The associations are united to advance all their boxers & to provide the best possible outlets for the amateur & professional boxers.
Soon, the CFSA will provide insurance to their professional boxers.
At the current time, the OBA is providing $5,000,000.00 insurance for their registered members as well as insurance during any of their competition world wide.
At this time, there are negotiations are moving toward a strong WBC & united CFSA.
So let’s prepare for a very busy future.
President, Greg Post
To all OBA Members & their families
We are on the go, so let's make 2013 our biggest year ever. More fight shows & more boxers! Last year was a slow year & it is time to 'get the lead out'.
The President's last update reminded all about being a member of the Canadian Fight Sports Association (CFSA) & the CFSA has joined World Boxing Council (WBC). July 19, 2013 is planned for the World Cup so we must get any potential boxers ready for qualifying at the Golden Gloves then on to B.C. competition & those that place, go on to the World Cup sponsored by the WBC.
This is terrific news for all our clubs. Via legal avenues, we are working on going to the Nationals with our boxers but NOT being a member of Boxing Canada. Boxing Canada's future is not secure. We are negotiating with other provinces to join the CFSA & in the end, we expect the CFSA to be the power in Canada.
Those that have not signed up for 2013, please hurry. The insurance is due January 1st, 2013. Your insurance for your club expires Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. So let's get that moving.
More boxing shows increase your revenue. The more public you are through advertising & promoting the more persons will attend your events. Send your boxers to local charity events, to promote by their presence, your activity - get your clubs out there to malls to greet the public & promote boxing to increase your membership. Get the newspaper to feature your club in a positive manner with a photo of some guys working out. Check out Youtube for our boxers competitions as well as the latest one on Hamilton Boxing Club done by boxer Kylie Fallis about 1 week ago. Let's light the fire guys (n' gals).
Anyway, hope you had a Merry Christmas & the best to you & yours for the New Year.
Greg Post, President, OBA
Sherry Boone, Vice President OBA & Pres. CFSA
Brandon Boone, Legal & Treasurer OBA - Director CFSA
Brodie Boone, Director of Officials OBA - Director CFSA
Dave Allison, Vice President CFSA
Khan Phady, President Wamtac & Director CFSA
General information has been moved to 'NEWS'.
For any person wishing to view the boxing show results, you may 'click' at the top of this home page, 'Show Results'. For members-enter the member page & record your user & password to view the actual scores.
Under news, several interesting articles can be found including some rules.
NEW CLUBS & PARTICIPANTS WELCOME TO THE OBA
The OBA is a growing body that started in 1946 & was resurrected Jan. of 2006 to offer clubs & boxers an alternative to participate with equal & fair treatment.
If you have participated in other contact sports, you can still participate in boxing with the OBA. Our sport requires medical fitness prior to participating & a doctor at all sporting events. The club fee is $550.00 per year & that provides insurance for the registered members & event site insurance with limitations. If $5,000,000.00 is not enough, you can add a ryder at a small cost to increase the liability coverage. Call the office for details.
The registration for boxers is $55.00 per calendar year. If the boxer is a new member & registering after August 31st, then the fee is $80.00 & the registration will expire the next December 31st. Boxer registrations require: an OBA medical completed by a certified physician: under age parental or guardian approval: 2 identical photos (mall photo booths offer the best size), an OBA membership application form completed with proof of birth. All forms are available under 'forms' at the top left of this page.
Registrations for coaches is $55.00 per calendar year but if new & registering after August 31st, the fee is $80.00 & will expire December 31st of the next year. If coaches have their certified copy of the NCCP program, it must be submitted upon registration. Without certification you have one year to complete the OBA certification requirements.
Social members may work out in the gyms with other registered members but may not box or spar or have any combat including hand pads & their fee is $10.00 per calendar year.
A license to host a boxing event is $100.00 per event plus $350.00 for the officials plus parking expense. The request to hold an event can be made n writing but if the $450.00 is not received in the office, within 7 business days, you will not be guaranteed the event date. So when filling out an application to host a boxing event, be sure to include directions to the site, along with a phone number of the site that will be available if someone is delayed en route. Any special event must be arranged through the OBA office.
All clubs participate in the General Meetings & every club that has been a member for one year & has 3 active boxers registered, is a voting club.
Remember, the OBA is here to help you with your boxing endeavours. If you want to go pro or amateur, we have the clubs & capable coaches to train you & guide you on your way.
If going to the Olympics is your goal, perhaps you need to review what Canada has done in the prior Olympics. 2008, one boxer from all of Canada went & he was accompanied by more coaches than needed. He lost his first bout; however; he has accomplished more in his pro-boxing career. In 2012 Canada sent 3 boxers & they did not attribute to any fame. The dream of attending the Olympics is distant & not a realistic goal anymore. The path there is full of obstacles that is politely referred to as 'political' instead of the more descriptive & truthful words.
We welcome new members and allow everyone to address any executive with any problems. .
Want to join - call OBA 905 356 9393 - a friendly association for boxers & their coaches.
President: Greg Post, Primetime Fitness, Oakville
Vice President: Sherry Boone, Boone's Boxing, Niag. Falls
Director of Officials: Brodie Boone, Hamilton Boxing, Hamilton
Director of Coaches: Syd Vanderpool, Destiny Boxing Club, Kitchener
Legal & Treasurer: Brandon Boone, Daniel & Partners, St. Catharines, Ontario
Rates for 2013 as of January 1, 2013
License to run a show $100.00
Total cost of officials for shows $350.00
OBA membership is now for the 2013th year. Clubs must submit a club application & an
application for each coach with the fee. All Club registrations are $550.00. All members fee is
$55.00 per category except officials who do not pay for registrations. Go to the 'forms' section,
to the left of this notation & you will be able to
download the forms needed.
The insurance coverage is $5,000,000.00 and is included in your club fee & covers the OBA registered members only & that is liability insurance coverage that applies with limitations. Note that insurance on your equipment & premises, re fire, theft, damage are not covered under the liability insurance & that is your responsibility; however; our agent is willing to insure you. If you want, you may inquire at the office for the broker's contact to apply for gym or vehicle insurance.
If you have persons in your gym & they are not registered as boxers with the OBA, your insurance is cancelled during that time. You can not invite persons that are not OBA registered & still have OBA insurance in force.