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Total investment 2014–15: $944,000 (high performance: $850,000; participation:
$54,000; other: $40,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 46%

Boxing Australia exceeded its medal targets at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (two gold and one silver medal), with gold medallist Shelley Watts also making the quarterfinals at the women’s world championships. This has resulted in the sport being rated as progressing.
The quality of the daily training environments of the majority of Boxing Australia’s Australia’s Winning Edge-categorised athletes has improved since the finalisation of its national coaching structure. To create a more optimum environment, Shelley Watts and Daniel Lewis are relocating to the AIS in Canberra to spend more time with the head coach and relevant service providers.

There was an increase in the number and quality of centralised training opportunities in 2014 — including international training camps with Scotland, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brazil — and a pre-Commonwealth Games training phase held in Ireland.

Qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be more difficult than previous campaigns, with athletes now primarily having to qualify through Asia. This will likely mean a reduced number of boxers competing in Rio than at previous Games.

Boxing is continuing to progress its governance in line with the ASC’s mandatory governance principles after achieving significant change following the 2011 whole of sport review.


2014 benchmark event // world championships (women)

Medal target: 0 to 1

Non-medal target achieved: Y

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