ROLE OF NATIONAL FEDERATIONS
There are 196 National Federations that are affiliated to AIBA. Each of these federations can play a role in providing boxers to franchisees as they have trained and developed the best amateur boxers during their careers, as they work towards the ultimate objective of representing their country in the Olympic Games. The National Federations, working together with the WSB Panel, will seek to identify and secure the best boxers who are under their control and make them available to the WSB franchisees under the provisions of the selection process as outlined below.
In many cases the National Federations also have extensive facilities for the training and development of their amateur boxers. Subject to individual negotiation on a case by case basis between the franchisee and the relevant National Federation, these training facilities may be made available by the National Federation to its local franchisee on a commercial basis to enable the franchisee to manage the training and development requirements of its boxers.
In view of the role that the National Federations have played in training the boxers and developing their skills and prowess in their chosen sport, under the provisions of their employment contracts with each franchisee, the franchisee will be obliged to deduct a percentage of the salary payable to each boxer and to pay that to WSB SA who will in turn pass that commission on, without deduction, to the relevant National Federation which trained and developed the specific boxer. The purpose of this commission payment is to provide the National Federations with a revenue stream by way of compensation for the resources that the National Federation has put in place in order to train and develop the boxer.
BOXER SQUAD SIZES
The maximum number of boxers that a franchisee will be permitted to engage at any one time is 20. The franchisees will be involved in matches every week during the season and so each franchisee will need a minimum of two squads of five boxers so that each boxer is not obliged to compete every week and can have the minimum 13 day rest period between matches.
WSB SA realises and acknowledges that franchisees may choose to have a majority of boxers from the country in which the franchise is based in order to drive local interest in the matches. However, WSB SA also wishes to encourage the participation of boxers from a large number of countries and so each franchisee will be obliged to have a minimum number of boxers in its squad which are not nationals of the country in which the franchise is based.