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Saturday 28 April 2012 | Published in Regional


A national boxing team from the Cook Islands will be sent to the first ever Oceania Youth Championships in Tahiti in September.

To prepare for this fight club boxers from across the island and the outer islands are being called to the first national squad training session on Monday, April 30.

The squad will be trained by Cook Islands Amateur Boxing Association member Tevita Vakalalabure until the boxing association appoints a youth coach.

Vakalalabure will run his first training session on Monday at 5.30am at the Avarua harbour.

He is asking Travel Tuaputa, Rauti Ellison and Royal Harmon of the Ngatangiia boxing club along with Michael Edwards and Michael Mourari of the Mongoose Club, Teariki Samuel of the Arorangi club plus Joshua Jim and Ngatupuna Tanga of the Aitu club to attend this first training session.

The session will be to gauge the fitness of the boxers before an individual training programme for each boxer is put together for the next three months of training before the Oceania fight.

Other boxers not mentioned who would like to be part of this training are welcome to attend the training session and register your interest for selection into the national boxing squad.