Lausanne, Switzerland, November 25, 2013 – The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has welcomed the results of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) vote which was held on Sunday November 24, 2013.
Members of the ABAE voted to accept the new Articles of Association and ratify a new Board of Directors.
The new Articles bring boxing in England into line with the AIBA Statutes and Bylaws and put in place a code of conduct to ensure ongoing compliance by giving greater influence to clubs and extending the right to vote at General meetings to clubs with 20 or more members.
The ratification of the new Board is a key step in a process of modernising the governance of the ABAE. The new Board was initially announced in September 2013, following a decision by its membership to transform the way the organisation is governed, reduce the size of the Board and change the way Directors are selected from regional appointments to a skills-based recruitment process.
“On behalf of the entire AIBA Family, I am very pleased with the results of this vote”, stated AIBA President, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.
“I want to thank everyone who has been involved in the Compliance Committee for their tremendous work over the past four months. AIBA is convinced that England now has a bright boxing future ahead of it and we are very much looking forward to working with the new ABAE Board of Directors.”