(CMR) Irish coach Liam Brereton has been appointed the new development manager at the Cayman Islands' Boxing Association.
Brereton, whose family provided the ring for Muhammad Ali's Croke Park in 1972, will be working to upskill five young Caymanian coaches as part of their boxing program, Today FM reported.
The coach is currently in quarantine ahead of taking up his new position to work towards qualification spots at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Brereton is excited about his new role with the Cayman Islands' Boxing Association.
In an interview with OTB Sports, Brereton said he's looking to bring his “passion for the sport” to the Cayman Islands and that he aims to make boxing accessible to all.
He added, “St Brigid, Edenderry has become one of the best clubs in the world under my leadership, and the female sparring camp that I've organized included women from over 27 different countries, from novice to elite world champion.
“The breadth of people that boxing can touch is something that I want to show the Cayman Islands’ community and to overcome the misconception that boxing is only for elite athletes. Boxing is a sport for all. It builds teamwork, community, and camaraderie.”
The Boxing Association selected the Offaly native after deeming him an “ideal fit” following a “worldwide search for a Boxing Development Manager with the experience and passion to develop CIBA into a world-class organization,” Today FM reported.
Brereton has been part of Irish underage teams that have won countless international medals over the last decade. Early last year, he coached the Sierra Leone National Team at the African Olympic Qualifiers.