Boxing BC is the governing body for amateur boxing in the province of British Columbia. It is sanctioned by Boxing Canada (CABA), the International Boxing Association (AIBA), and viaSport BC.
Our purpose is to provide the residents of British Columbia access to and participation in the opportunities, programs and activities of amateur boxing.
Boxing BC shall recognize and support the goals of each individual member and provide the opportunity to instill in the members confidence, self-esteem, respect for others, a sense of discipline and concepts of fair play and sportsmanship that all communities shall benefit.
The board is made up of officers elected by voting members and those appointed by the board. The Board of Directors are concerned with issues and decisions related to the long-term direction, sustainability, and relevance of Boxing BC.
These statements shall form the values held by Boxing BC and reflect the ideals of the Society that the programs and opportunities provided shall benefit all member athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers:
BOXING BC BOARD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of the Association shall be the Officers of the Society and shall, with the exception of
the Past President and appointed positions, be elected for two-year terms by the Voting Members of the
Association as specified in Section 7.
Is, upon election, automatically one of Boxing BC’s two representatives to Boxing Canada and shall be registered with the National body as the representative for British Columbia holding the national vote; is Chairman of all Boxing BC and Executive/ Board Meetings and is a member ex-officio of all Committees; is a signing officer on all Boxing BC’s accounts; presides at all meetings in which he/ she is the Chair and his/ her rulings, when concurred with by the Executive, are final; shall prepare and present an annual report at the Annual General Meeting of the Association. The Presidency is for a term of two years and the incumbent can succeed him/ herself in future elections.
Ryan started boxing in 1995 and had over 70 amateur bouts. In 1999 Ryan won the Junior National Championships and went on to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in Puebla Mexico in 2000. Ryan has been actively involved as an Executive and Board member of Boxing BC since 2010 and has been President of the association since 2014. Ryan is also currently active as a level IV referee and judge.
1ST VICE PRESIDENT
2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Shall assume the duties of President in the absence of both the President and the 1st Vice President. Responsibilities shall include increasing the number of members; quality and quantity of member services; fundraising; athlete assistance program; volunteer development, social media; liaising with the media, clubs and the sports community.
Jess grew up in Toronto and is no stranger to the sport of boxing. Following her dad, Eddie “the Hurricane” Melo into gyms from a very young age. Jess is well known by many of the old pro’s in boxing she has gone on to launch The Eddie Melo Legacy Organization which supports at risk youth, amateur boxers and children who have lost a parent to a homicide. A firm believer in the positive effects of boxing she has partnered with organizations such as the WBC cares, and schools to bring awareness to bullying and youth at risk. As well as taking Team EMLO internationally with great success. Well travelled and well rounded she brings her own love of the sport and support to fighters of all ages coast to coast.
3RD VICE PRESIDENT
Shall assume the position of the President in his/ her absence. Responsibilities shall include organization of tournaments, games and major competition planning; liaising with all Boxing BC sanctioned events; liaison with Boxing Canada for Nationals; liaison for other Provinces for events. Shall assume the position of the President in his/ her absence. Responsibilities shall include organization of tournaments, games and major competition planning; liaising with all Boxing BC sanctioned events; liaison with Boxing Canada for Nationals; liaison for other Provinces for events.
Tariq has been involved in the sport of boxing for a number of years, starting as a youth in the United Kingdom. He has an MA (Hons.) in International Business Studies from The University of Edinburgh and a Law Degree from BPP Law School London. He is a National Level 1 Coach in Canada and a Level 2 Boxing England Coach. Tariq began his coaching career in 2008 after an early withdrawal from competitive boxing, and has been coaching competitive athletes in England, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Canada. He founded the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first dedicated boxing club, “Bahrain Boxing Club”, in 2015 and is the founder of Lift Strength and Conditioning Center, operating in the Middle East and Canada. He is also a former board member of the Bahrain Association for Mixed Martial Arts (BMMAF).
One of the highlights of his coaching career was founding the Mulakem Boxing Scholarship Program, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first grass roots youth boxing program. This program has afforded young Bahraini boxers the opportunity to train and travel to compete in the sport of boxing since 2016. The program has grown to include national champions at several weight categories and has involved olympians and professional athletes from around the world.
He endeavours to bring his legal and commercial professional experience, coupled with his passion for the sport of boxing to drive Boxing British Columbia towards becoming a beacon for the standard of amateur boxing in Canada.
Shall maintain the financial records of the Society and receive and disburse all funds belonging to Boxing BC, whether absolutely or in trust. The Treasurer shall have an accounting background or similar designation satisfactory to fulfilling the duties required, preferably with experience in non-profit Associations. The Treasurer shall be a signing officer on all Boxing BC accounts and shall present an audited budget; assure records are kept; expense claim approvals setting fees; preparing annual financial reports; liaising with auditors; preparing reports for Executive as needed and approving expense claims.
“Mehran Baghaie” has been involved in Sport of Amateur Boxing over 25 years. He has served Boxing BC as a treasure for 3 terms. As a “treasurer” he has had a track record of running balance budgets and with number of surplus prosperous years.
Mehran became a certified Boxing Coach in 1996 and have been fully certified level 3 coach since 2006. He owns and has operated his own Business Corporation for past 26 years; therefore he offers the Boxing BC a vast business experience. He has worked with numerous Charted Accountants & Certified General Accountants in preparation of financial statements (audited and unaudited), budgets and fiscal directions. Further he has prepared and filed accounting and explanatory reports.
As Treasurer for Boxing BC, he will work to obtain and maintain funding for Boxing BC. He hopes to assist Boxing BC achieving fiscal stability and prosperity with utmost transparency to all its members.
Shall be a Level 4 Official or higher and will be elected by Boxing BC Officials on even years during the corresponding Election of Officers. Responsibilities shall include overseeing all BC officials; designation of officials to attend sanctioned shows and tournaments in BC; appointment officials to inter-Provincial and National Tournaments; conduct clinics; the certification and updating of BC Officials.
DR. MALCOM RONDEAU
DR. MALCOLM RONDEAU
Appointed by the Board of Directors and shall hold office until he/ she resigns, is removed or the Board appoints a new Medical Director. The Medical Director shall advise and make recommendations to the Board and Executive on matters concerning health and safety in the sport of amateur boxing within the Province of British Columbia.
PROVINCIAL HEAD COAH
20 years coaching experience and a member of the provincial coaching staff since 2017. International experience as a coach and competitor in Australia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Italy, and France. Highlights have been facilitating training camps in Cuba and Mexico, running a boxing clinic in Nicaragua for at risk youth, and the ongoing work with the other members of the BC High Performance team to raise the level of our provincial programs.
Responsibilities are to act as liaison between Coaches and the Executive of Boxing BC; to coordinate clinics for the certification of British Columbia Coaches; to promote and assist with the education of Coaches in regards to certification and upgrading; assist the Provincial Team Coach with developmental camps.
Having worked with Boxing BC for 3 years as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Kalan facilitates and manages the High Performance teams strength & conditioning requirements including bi-annual fitness testing at Boxing BC training camps, physical training programs, periodization plans, and athlete physical development.
Kalan was an elite combat sport athlete for over a decade, having represented both Team BC and Team Canada at National & International events, before becoming a High Performance coach for the past 5 years. He trains a variety of combat sport athletes every day and works to help optimize their performance in sport.
HIGH PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR
Seth is a US born sport scientist that has been based out of Victoria since early 2018. Educated in New Zealand, Seth has multiple advanced degrees in exercise science, strength and conditioning, and sports biomechanics. In his time as a practitioner Seth has worked at the highest levels of sport, engaging with elite athletes and teams in boxing, NFL, MLB, NHL, UFC, America’s Cup, professional rugby, and at the Olympic level.
MALE ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
I was an athlete competing actively from 2008-2012. I was a national team member from 2009-2012, representing Canada worldwide. Now, as a retired athlete, I am interfacing daily with the next generation of athletes at my own gym as head coach. I've experienced every facet of an amateur athlete's journey in Canada and hope to use my breadth of knowledge and network to help the future generation of boxers to reach their amateur aspirations. As well, I was a board member of Manitoba Boxing from 2011-2012 as the athlete representative as an active fighter. As such, I think I bring a uniquely qualified perspective to the Boxing BC board. I hope to cultivate more boxers from BC to reach the national stage and beyond.
FEMALE ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
Jordyn has been the Female Athlete Representative since Fall of 2019. She started competitive boxing in 2016 after graduating from SFU with a degree focused in Health Science and Kinesiology. Boxing wasn’t Jordyn’s first love when it came to athletics. She grew up swimming and later went on to become part of SFU varsity swim program competing all around the States as a NAIA/NCAA athlete. Jordyn currently works and trains in Salmon Arm at Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing centre with Coach Peggy Maerz. Jordyn is a committed athlete who is motivated to win Nationals in the 57kg Elite category and become a part of Team Canada. She is focus on making her dreams a reality of competing at the 2024 Olympics and make her Home Town, Province, and Country proud.
1ST DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Ivy (she/her) is of Gusgimukw, Nuxalk and European ancestry and is currently residing as an uninvited guest on Snuneymuxw territory. Ivy has a degree in Physical Education, is a certified boxing coach, yoga teacher and personal trainer. Boxing has played a pivotal role in Ivy’s life as a competitor and now as a coach. In 2019 Ivy created and launched an all Indigenous youth competitive boxing team called Team 700. She also shortly after launched a wellness through movement company called Red Girl Rising that works with organizations to bring accessible movement programs to community.
2ND DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Through the undertaking of the Boxing BC website project, I feel I can bring value to this board in operational efficiencies. Professionally I work as an operations and business systems specialist, creating solutions to streamline operations. As Boxing BC enters this year of transition with a reduced administrator role and new registration system, I feel there are massive opportunities for operational improvements. I feel uniquely qualified to work with the admin and the board to help further modernize the back-end operations. I feel passionately in helping the board create a central source of data for transparency and operational ease and help further automate much of the current manual processes.
DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
As the director of diversity and inclusivity for Boxing BC I am committed to facilitating opportunities to all group s who want to participate in the sport of amateur Boxing. As part of my role I am fully committed to creating new programs and practices that effectively increase diversity in all population denying no one the human right to participate in sport, and providing support/accessibility in a healthy and safe environment.
B.C has a large and diverse community of adaptive athletes and people with disabilities. In partnership with our director of diversity and inclusivity, Boxing BC is excited about finding creative and innovative opportunities that allow people with disabilities and adaptive athletes to regularly participate in the sport of Boxing. We are opening up new ideas and connecting with like minded organizations/countries to put Adaptive boxing on the map.