Canadian boxing coach Daniel Trepannier finally submitted his resignation on Sunday, just days after publishing an open letter denouncing his practices by more than a hundred athletes, coaches, managers and stakeholders in the amateur boxing community.
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The organization announced in a press release.
“Boxing Canada’s Board of Directors has approved the resignation of Daniel Tribunier as High Performance Director. His resignation is effective immediately. Therefore, Boxing Canada will enter into discussions with regional sports organizations over the next few weeks to form a search committee that will guide the process of appointing a new High Performance Director,” reads the the message.
“The Boxing Canada Board of Directors held emergency meetings over the weekend to discuss ways to improve transparency and governance in the organization,” the federation added.
The open letter demanded the immediate departure of Tripaner, who had been in office for 14 years. The document released last Wednesday lifted the veil on the toxic culture of nepotism and fear in Canadian boxing. In addition, some boxers of the national team have allegedly been victims of physical and psychological abuse.
“The Board of Directors decided to expedite the work of the third-party expert who participated in March 2022 to conduct a comprehensive review of the high-performance program culture to ensure athletes and coaches excel in an optimal environment,” Boxing Canada said in its press release. release.
After the open letter was published, boxer Kim Clavell gave a vibrant testimonial on social networks to decry Tribanier’s ways of doing things.
Who was a member of the national team from 2010 to 2017, spoke about her shortcomings with the federation and spoke of her vision for Boxing Canada “putting bangs in the wheels of promising, talented and dedicated athletes”. She was referring especially to her friend and cornerwoman Sarah Callie.
The latter responded to Tribanier’s resignation via her Instagram account, calling this day “the best day of her life.”
Olympic athlete Miriam da Silva said it was a “first step”, but “there is still a lot to do”.
It should also be noted that the International Boxing Federation decided to withdraw Tribanier’s accreditation, following calls for his resignation. So he wasn’t able to supervise the boxers present at the Women’s Worlds this weekend in Istanbul. Under the man’s leadership, the maple leaf did not win any Olympic medals and the results in international competitions were starvation.
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