IBF World Champion 1995 – 1997 and Partner
Philip ‘No Deal’ Holiday former world boxing champion for the IBF winning the title in 1995 over Miguel Julio. He would go on to make six successful defences of his title, with notable wins over Joel Diaz, Ivan Robinson and a spectacular second round knockout against three division world champion Jeff Fenech. In 2010, he came out of retirement to win the Australian Junior Middleweight title.
Since retiring from professional boxing Philip has directed his attention towards coaching. He continues to develop stand out fighters at state and national levels. In addition, he is heavily involved in the professional game as a judge, referee and official, recently working on the mega fight between Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn.
Reuben has a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical), he is currently undertaking his PhD specialising in regenerative medicine technologies. His was first introduced to the sport of boxing at the age of 13 and has now been involved in the sport for 12 years competing and assisting coaching.
In that time, he has accomplished many things in his boxing career within Australia winning regional titles, National Golden Gloves title, as well as state and international representation.
In 2017 he had surgery on his shoulder and has hence has taken a different path within the sport, focusing his energy developing future athletes and improving the infrastructure of the sport boxing through education and tourism.
Hong Mei Liang
Founder of “Awesome China Ltd ” Mei leads the marketing and sales team. She has excellent links within the New Zealand rugby industry as well as real knowledge about living and travelling in New Zealand. She dedicates her time to expand New Zealand and China rugby relationships through her extensive networks in both counties. She welcomes opportunities to talk about the development of rugby in China and how the rugby system operates and is managed in New Zealand.
Awesome China Ltd is a 100% New Zealand owned company based in Christchurch. It is the first local service provider established by an overseas Chinese institution to promote and develop Chinese sports with a focus on rugby.
With over 25 years of combined industry experience, Awesome China created the “EAST” program which is an educational approach to learning that uses Education, Arts, Sports and Technology activities to develop life skills through problem solving.
Awesome China aims to connect cultures of East and West through sporting and educational opportunities.
Beau is Founder of Retune Massage and an experienced Remedial Therapist, validated by his work with various elite sporting organisations at all levels of representation within Australia, including local state and national. He has been involved with the Australian Wallabies National Rugby Union, Queensland Reds Rugby Union, Brisbane Bullets Basketball, in addition to a variety of other high-profile athletes from the National Rugby League, Cricket Australia, and Australian Boxing. Recently taking part in the Global TENS Rugby competition working with multiple international and state teams.
Being a former Rugby League player himself, Beau was able to develop a unique understanding of his craft from the perspective of a patient and the therapist. Beau’s dedication and drive has enabled him to be experienced in; Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Pre/Post Competition, Joint Mobilisation and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM) to help with posture and injuries created with work and training