Jill Perry joins the coaching team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games as part of the CGF Women’s Coach Internship Programme
Boxing Canada is extremely proud to welcome Jill Perry as part of its coaching team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, set to take place April 4 – 15 in Australia. Indeed, Jill Perry will join coaches João Carlos Barros and Daniel Trépanier to lead the seven nominated boxers in and out of the ring.
With an impressive coaching baggage, it is no surprise Jill Perry was selected for the Commonwealth Games Federation Women’s Coach Internship Programme. In addition to her AIBA 1-star and National level 3 certification, she is currently enrolled in Masters of High Performance training and technical leadership at the University of British Columbia, and is set to graduate in April 2018. Moreover, she has been Boxing Ontario’s Head Coach from 2013-2016 and has been a member of Boxing Ontario’s High Performance Committee in 2017. She is also the Head Coach of Beaver Boxing Club and has accompanied many teams during international competitions.
This internship programme will provide her the opportunity to grow and test her knowledge in a practical setting. Female boxing is a growing sport, but there are very few female coaches at the higher levels and Jill is determined to change it.
“I’m very excited to be part of the WCIP. The CGF’s investment in a female internship program is validation that female coaches matter and acknowledgement that gender equality issues need to be addressed. By this, we share common values and goals and I am grateful for the opportunity to participate,” says Jill Perry. “I’m also thankful to have Boxing Canada’s support as they backed my nomination for this programme. I know that if I continue to work hard, I can achieve whatever I set my mind to. I want to be the best coach I can be and this experience is going to help me be just that!”
Throughout the Commonwealth Games, she will assist the coaching team with the athletes during trainings as well as during the bouts in the corner. This Major Games is a good event to develop and increase female coaches in our sport, especially in a High Performance environment.
For more information regarding boxing at the Commonwealth Game, especially our Canadian boxers’ performance, you can visit our Event Web Page or the Official GC2018 website.