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AGENCY WARS presents ALUMNI THUNDER November 30th at the MASONIC TEMPLE

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About Agency Wars

EXCITING NEWS! November 30th, 2016 will be the first ever Agency Wars Alumni Event.

ALUMNI THUNDER

is a “special edition” of the “Agency Wars” franchise, a unique, proven, and successful model for charity fund-raising, self-improvement, brand activation, and community engagement. Agency Wars combines dream fulfillment, amateur boxing and the marketing and advertising industries, with a charitable intent—fun, fitness, fund-raising. The concept has achieved amazing traction, and attendance has grown dramatically year after year.

NOW IN ITS 7TH YEAR,

 Agency Wars, has become one of the most anticipated events of the Toronto Marketing and Advertising industry. The event sells out every year and in its six years, Agency Wars has introduced over 3,000 people to the sport of boxing; trained over 150 amateur boxers drawn from the ranks of Toronto’s agencies, digital shops, media houses, and broadcasters; and generated over $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Toronto. This year’s Agency Wars 7 will be held in April, 2017 at the Sound Academy in Toronto.

To commemorate the continuing popularity of the event and to answer increased demand from the marketing, media, and advertising community, “Alumni Thunder” has been created: an upscale, companion event to Agency Wars, featuring “alumni”—people who have fought in Agency Wars over the last six years—to be held at the Masonic Temple, Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Rematches, new matches and fan favorites will be coming back.

For 12-weeks, alumni participants will train like boxers, with the same Olympic and elite amateur coaches and trainers who train Agency Wars fighters. Once again boxers drawn from the ranks of Toronto’s ad agencies, media companies, and marketing firms will box for charity before family, friends, co-workers, and industry rivals. Emotions will run high. For alumni, this is a second chance at glory! For the fight fans they get to see their friends and colleagues box again, with perhaps a few more year’s experience, fitness and confidence under their belt. Those that may have lost can box again to get that ‘W’ and those that won get a chance to prove they are the undisputed champion!

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AWVI Fight of the Night was El Chapo from Cossette VS. Double D from Saatchi & Saatchi this awesome fight video is presented by War Dogs in Theatres August 19th!

Our fearless boxers from Agency Wars VI – tell us a bit about their experience and why you want to be a contender in 2017! Follow us on Facebook for all information on recruitment and the Agency Wars Bootcamps to prepare for a very exciting Spring AW7!

Where Do They Train?

The Contender's will be training at Toronto's premier Boxing Gym, Clancy's Boxing Academy(CBA), taking them from Pencil Pushers to Pugilists.

CBA

 CBA is a new concept Boxing Club.  It’s also the home of Agency Wars and Girls Just Wanna Box

You Don't Need To Get Hit To Get Fit

The Charities

We proudly support Ronald McDonald House - Toronto.

Ronald McDonald House® Toronto

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto provides a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. We encompass a House for 81 families in downtown Toronto and Family Rooms in three hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area.

RMH website
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Our Sponsors

We couldn't do this without our Sponsors and Partners.

Middleweight Sponsors

Score Promotions
CBA

Lightweight Sponsors

Rocket Fuel
Bing

Featherweight Sponsors

Bounce
Flow
Umoro Inc

Our Partners

So Pro
Coach JVB
Ireland & Hall
Corporate Media Solutions
Plus K Studios
Boxing Ontario
Wanted
Global Legacy Boxing

  • Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.

    Mike Tyson
  • Impossible is not a fact, its an opinion.

    Leila Ali
  • The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.

    Muhammed Ali
  • A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.

    Jack Dempsey
  • The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there’s no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego’s reaction.

    David O'Russell
  • To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.

    Sugar Ray Robinson
  • It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.

    Evander Holyfield
  • Once that bell rings your on your own. It’s just you and the other guy.

    Joe Louis

 

Want to Be a Contender?

Do you want to be a contender in Agency War VII Spring 2017? If that is a resounding YES…then please fill out the form below and we will send you your Boxing Camp number and the application to fill out and bring in on the TBD recruitment night.

WHO QUALIFIES

  • Do you work at an advertising or media agency, a communications or PR firm. Perhaps you work for a marketing agency, digital agency or Broadcaster? If you work at any of these or something in-between you can be an AW contender.
  • Are you someone who wants to change their lives and learn the sweet science?
  • Do you want to get in the best mental and physical shape of your life?
  • Do you want to get in the ring and fight for yourself, your company and charity?

Then YOU can and should be a contender!

KEY DATES

  • Please show up on TBD to the recruitment night at Clancy’s Boxing Academy. Get your physical bootcamp number. See the full presentation on the AW experience and learn more about our charities. Meet the AW coaches and organizers along with a few special guests!
  • Bootcamp this year will be on the following dates TBD, all in the evening after work hours, exact times TBC.
  • Fighters and Teams will be announced TBD
  • Official team training will begin TBD Training schedules, and fighter packages will be given when the Teams are announced.
  • Fight Night is TBD

Tell us about yourself?

Name

Email

Phone Number

Age

Weight

Company

Job Title

Why do you want to be an Agency Wars Contender?

The Coaches

Our Head Coach and Team Captains are World class and have extensive boxing and training experience including National and Provincial coaching, Olympic, Amateur fights.

Rico Mancini

Rico Mancini

Head Coach

With more than 30 years experience teaching and coaching various martial arts and boxing, we are very excited to have Rico head our coaching team. Rico is a Level 4 coach (currently working on Level 5) who organizes and teaches NCCP level 1-3 technical boxing workshops to coaches province wide.

Rico’s technical and organized method of instruction along with his friendly attitude and dedication to the sport of amateur boxing will help these teams gain the skills of pugilism over this intense 12 week program.

Mark Simmons

Mark Simmons

Red Team Captain

Mark started boxing at the age of 5 at the former Toronto Newsboys Boxing Club in downtown Toronto having his first fight in 1979.Boxing competitively for 21 years, Mark had over 225 fights, spending 8 years on the Senior National Team, with 5 of those years as the Canadian Heavyweight Champion. Winning a Gold Medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Silver Medal at the 1999 Pan Am Games 5th place finish at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Mandy Bujold

Mandy Bujold

Blue Team Captain

Mandy Bujold, is a Canadian amateur boxer who has made history as the only woman to win two gold medals at the Pan Am Games! She has also won a bronze medal at the last Commonwealth Games. Her career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championship and Boxer of the Year titles. She is the current 9 X National Championship, and has four Continental Championships under her boxing belt! Mandy is currently on her #roadtorio and you can follow her journey and support her getting there! For more information check out her website:

www.mandybujold.com

Rico Mancini

Rico Mancini

Head Coach

With more than 30 years experience teaching and coaching various martial arts and boxing, we are very excited to have Rico head our coaching team. Rico is a Level 4 coach (currently working on Level 5) who organizes and teaches NCCP level 1-3 technical boxing workshops to coaches province wide.

Rico’s technical and organized method of instruction along with his friendly attitude and dedication to the sport of amateur boxing will help these teams gain the skills of pugilism over this intense 12 week program.

Mark Simmons

Mark Simmons

Red Team Captain

Mark started boxing at the age of 5 at the former Toronto Newsboys Boxing Club in downtown Toronto having his first fight in 1979.Boxing competitively for 21 years, Mark had over 225 fights, spending 8 years on the Senior National Team, with 5 of those years as the Canadian Heavyweight Champion. Winning a Gold Medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Silver Medal at the 1999 Pan Am Games 5th place finish at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Mandy Bujold

Mandy Bujold

Blue Team Captain

Mandy Bujold, is a Canadian amateur boxer who has made history as the only woman to win two gold medals at the Pan Am Games! She has also won a bronze medal at the last Commonwealth Games. Her career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championship and Boxer of the Year titles. She is the current 9 X National Championship, and has four Continental Championships under her boxing belt! Mandy is currently on her #roadtorio and you can follow her journey and support her getting there! For more information check out her website:

www.mandybujold.com

The Trainers

Our Trainers will push the strength and conditioning of the fighters over the 12 weeks and this will be supported by a customised nutrition plan to get them to their FIGHT WEIGHT.

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher

Strength & Conditioning Trainer

Jason is a Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist, and Director of High Performance for the Canadian & Ontario Soccer Association.
-Trained two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash, the Canadian all-time leading NCAA basketball points scorer, Juan Mendez, and 2006 Seattle Supersonics draft pick, Denham Brown
Regular appearances on CP24’s ‘Perfect Fit’
-Featured in magazines such as, Chatelaine, Toronto Life and Homemakers
-Head Conditioning Coach Agency Wars I-II

The KickStart Fitness website 

Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe

Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe

Nutritional Coach

“Jennifer Van Barneveld (aka “Coach JVB”) is an online trainer, diet coach, and competitive bikini/physique contest prep specialist. Her clients have ranged from professional athletes, competitive fitness/physique athletes, weekend warriors, and MMA fighters. Her focus is on having each and every one of her clients embrace both fitness and nutrition by having the two elements work synergistically (and realistically) to achieve optimum results. As an accomplished fitness model, Coach JVB now lends her expertise as a Master Trainer and Nutritionist to her many clients across North America. Coach JVB is assisting with the nutritional plans for the boxers of Agency Wars by looking to keep them properly nourished as they embark on 12 weeks of boxing training for their moment in the ring.”

Coach JVB website 

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher

Strength & Conditioning Trainer

Jason is a Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist, and Director of High Performance for the Canadian & Ontario Soccer Association.
-Trained two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash, the Canadian all-time leading NCAA basketball points scorer, Juan Mendez, and 2006 Seattle Supersonics draft pick, Denham Brown
Regular appearances on CP24’s ‘Perfect Fit’
-Featured in magazines such as, Chatelaine, Toronto Life and Homemakers
-Head Conditioning Coach Agency Wars I-II

The KickStart Fitness website 

Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe

Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe

Nutritional Coach

“Jennifer Van Barneveld (aka “Coach JVB”) is an online trainer, diet coach, and competitive bikini/physique contest prep specialist. Her clients have ranged from professional athletes, competitive fitness/physique athletes, weekend warriors, and MMA fighters. Her focus is on having each and every one of her clients embrace both fitness and nutrition by having the two elements work synergistically (and realistically) to achieve optimum results. As an accomplished fitness model, Coach JVB now lends her expertise as a Master Trainer and Nutritionist to her many clients across North America. Coach JVB is assisting with the nutritional plans for the boxers of Agency Wars by looking to keep them properly nourished as they embark on 12 weeks of boxing training for their moment in the ring.”

Coach JVB website 

The Agency Wars Office is @ Clancy's Boxing Academy