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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 1st (U/49kg) - 2012 Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament (Canberra, Australia)
  • 1st (U/49kg) - 2012 Australian Championships (Hobart, Australia)
  • 3rd (U/52kg) - 2011 U/19 Australian Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (U/52kg) - 2011 U/19 Queensland Championships (Caloundra, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the Oceania Olympic qualification tournament in Canberra, 2012 to make it to the Olympics.
  • Winning the 2012 Australian title in Tasmania, 2012.
  • Winning the 2007 Australian Under 17's title after being in the sport less than 12 months.

Interesting Facts

  • Billy Ward began his successful sporting career taking out the 2004 Queensland level 2 gymnastics title.
  • Ward transitioned to boxing, utilising the strength and balance he had built up as a gymnast to successfully win the 2007 Queensland State junior U/46kg title. After only being in the sport a year he went on to win the U/17 U/46kg Australian title.
  • He was struck down with Ross River Fever in 2008 which caused him to scale back the amount of competitions he was entering.
  • Ward returned to the Australian titles in 2011 where he lost in the semifinals of the U/19 U/52kg.
  • In his first year in the seniors, Ward dropped down to the U/49kg division where he won a close 23:22 points decision to take out 2012 Australian title. He went on to defeat Papua New Guinea's Charlie Keamau to win the Oceania Championships and qualify for London 2012.

Sport

Years on national team

1

Coach

Mick Daly (2009 - current)

Primary Training Base

Gladstone, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Club

Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club (QLD, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Education

Primary

Miriam Vale Primary School (QLD, Australia), Yarwun Primary School (QLD, Australia)

Secondary

Gladstone High School (QLD, Australia), Australian Technical College - Gladstone (QLD, Australia)


Boxing Team

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