Updated: 16/07/2012 18:56 | By pa.press.net

Caborn takes on chairmanship of ABAE

The government have asked Richard Caborn to be an ambassador for the Olympics

The government have asked Richard Caborn to be an ambassador for the Olympics

Former sports minister Richard Caborn is to be the new chairman of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE).

Caborn, who is currently president of the organisation, will take a more active role as chairman.

Caborn, who has been invited by the Government to be an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympics in recognition of his part in helping securing the Games, said: "Boxing is one of our most successful sports in its ability to deliver the twin goals of increased grassroots participation and elite medal success and we want to ensure that we continue to build on that."

He added: "The London 2012 Olympics will provide a unique shop window for the sport where we are hopeful that our boxers will do well and we want to ensure the ABAE is set-up to maximise the opportunities that will come from this in terms of attracting new people to the sport."

Caborn will replace outgoing chairman Keith Walters who will in turn assume the position of president of the ABAE.

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