John was born and raised in Timmons Ontario but has been living in Waterloo for the past 20 years. He is a level two NCCP coach. He started coaching at WRBA in 2013 where he was the head coach for the boxing 101 program for boxers who were new to the sport. He loves coaching and seeing the kids come into the gym and giving it their all. He loves the sport of boxing so much he got married in the ring to his wife Jen.
Nimia Started with the boxing club as a parent supporting her sons with their activities, and then eventually joined as a member herself. Nimia then saw an opportunity to help out the club by bringing her technical work skills in to the not so technical environment of the boxing club. She has been responsible for dealing with internet and computer related issues, creating and managing e-mail lists, organizing registration and participant lists, processing of monthly dues and issuing receipts and tracking funds from fundraising events to name just a few. Her organizational skills have helped to the pressure of administrative duties off the coaching staff to allow them to do what they do best. It is not easy to find volunteers to do this type of work with a club because often it is a thankless job. Nimia is now part of the Board of Directors as Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy's Director of Finance.
I was born in Toronto and move to Kitchener in 1976. Soon afterwards I found myself at the Kitchener Police Boxing Academy under the guidance of Hook McComb. As an 18 yr old I soon found the passion in Coaching and began coaching with my mentor Arnie Boehm and entered into the National Coaching Certification Program. As Head Coach of WRBA I had the pleasure of working with a well established Board of Directors under the leadership of Harry Curnew and Harrison Rees. I would go on step down as Head Coach and accepted a role in the Board as a Director. Currently I am the President. I am happily married to Natalie and the proud father of one daughter Raquel. I am in my final year as a police office with the OPP and plan to retire in 2019.
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