With great sadness we have heard the news of the sudden passing of a a member of the muaythai family, Alan Pond. We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues who are affected so greatly by his loss. Alan has been a true warrior as much as on the field as off the field of play. He has contributed as a coach to the development of many athletes, has been part of team Australia and as an official he has ensured the safety of the athletes. His work will live on and will continue to inspire athletes and coaches, especially in Western Australia. The IFMA family is deeply saddened over this tragic and untimely death. We honour him and the lives he has touched in our thoughts and prayers.