London business announces partnership with GB Boxing ahead of olympic qualifiers
Powerday – London’s largest family-owned waste management and recycling company – has agreed a partnership with GB Boxing, the organisation which manages the Olympic boxing programme.
The agreement coincides with the Boxing Road to Tokyo Olympic qualifier (www.boxingroadtotokyolondon.org) which will begin at the Copper Box Arena this weekend (14-24 March 2020) when 13 members of the GB Boxing squad will have an opportunity to secure a place at the 2020 Olympic Games.
The agreement was announced at an unveiling ceremony at the English Institute of Sport this afternoon, which featured the full Boxing Road to Tokyo squad.
Powerday’s investment in boxing
Powerday’s partnership with GB Boxing complements its longstanding presence in the sport and its unrivalled commitment to supporting aspiring boxers. Over the past five years, its charitable Powerday Foundation has sourced and delivered more than £14million of funding for London-based boxing clubs and projects at grass roots level.
One of its biggest successes is a bursary scheme which has helped 40 youngsters over four years. These include Caroline Dubois, who is currently undefeated and has already won gold at the European Junior Championships, World Youth Championships and the Youth Olympic Games at Buenos Aires in 2018 – achievements which saw her recently crowned at the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year for 2019.
The 19-year-old is a member of the GB Boxing squad and will compete at the forthcoming Boxing Road to Tokyo qualifier where she hopes to secure her place at the 2020 Olympic Games.
With Powerday’s support GB Boxing can continue its on-going work to develop and create opportunities for talented young boxers as part of the World Class Performance Programme.
Boxing Road to Tokyo
Eight men and five women from the GB Boxing squad will compete the Olympic qualifying event where more than 350 boxers form over 40 countries will compete for 77 places at Tokyo 20202.
11 of the team are from England and two from Wales. Seven of the eight men selected have won at least one medal at a World or European Championship.