Boxing: Northern Ireland

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Gavin Robinson Gavin Robinson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support boxers from Northern Ireland in representing boxing for (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Athletes in Northern Ireland have the choice as to whether they wish to represent the UK or Ireland in their given sport. However, at times this will be subject to the overarching rules applied by the individual Governing bodies of the sport. Eligibility and selection for international competition remain matters for the relevant sports authorities.

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