l FORMER club boxer Bobby Ellis has taken over as coach of Bideford Amateur Boxing Club from its long-time trainer Dick Kersey Bobby has a long connection with the club stretching back to his boxing days and on his return to Devon became assistant coach.

l FORMER club boxer Bobby Ellis has taken over as coach of Bideford Amateur Boxing Club from its long-time trainer Dick Kersey Bobby has a long connection with the club stretching back to his boxing days and on his return to Devon became assistant coach. Now, with the coaching qualifications necessary to operate with the Amateur Boxing Association of England, he has taken over the coaching post. This allows Dick, who has had tremendous success with the Bideford club, including training a number of national champions, to concentrate his efforts on the increasing workload of match making and boxing promotions.Chris Friendship has also joined the team as an additional assistant coach.