Trinity appoint three new coaches well-known to fans

TRINITY Boxing Club have appointed three new coaches as it welcomes on board a new flock of young fighters.

Awaiting the new recruits were a set of coaches with Trinity blood running through their veins, including recent additions to the team who have excelled in gaining their Amateur Boxing Association coaching qualifications.

Joining club leader Scott Rafferty, and one of Derbyshire ABA’s brightest young coaches Josh Robinson, are Jon Fitch, Luke Robinson and Nathan Hill, all familiar names to Ilkeston boxing fans with their exploits in the ring and now part of an experienced team determined to take the club and the boxers further.

Scott Rafferty said: “I am really proud of the team of coaches we have together now.

“They are all Trinity men and have pride in their club. They all want to give something back to the club and the sport and all know there will be no financial reward, but instead satisfaction and pride in the achievements made by the young people they help.

“They really will make a positive difference to these young people’s lives.”

To gain their qualifications all the coaches have passed the Amateur Boxing Association coaching course, although they already bring a wealth of technical experience to the role with them after successful boxing careers.

All are C.R.B. certified and have taken the required first aid and child protection courses.

Club members are now looking forward to the new season which will start in October, though preparations have already begun with pre-season commencing in August.