Nathan Clarke - Head Coach
Nathan started boxing at the age of 13 at his local boxing club. At 17 Nathan moved into the Martial Arts side of Combat Sport and then turned Professional at Boxing when he was 21, boxing for Fight Factory in Stoke. Nathan has had 8 professional contests, winning 5, losing 2 and drawing 1. Nathan’s biggest fight was when he fought Conor Benn at the MEN Arena on a Matchroom Boxing night, live on Sky Sports and Show Case in America.
Nathan has a number of different qualifications under his belt:
As a coach Nathan has had great success developing 3 national champions to date. One of these champions is Nathan Gorman who is now unbeaten in the professional ranks of heavyweight boxing and currently holds the WBC International Championship. Nathan has also coached 6 Merseyside and Cheshire Champions and many Box Cup Winners.
He started the Club in 2013 with his close friend and coach Joe Riley. Nathan has built the club up since then and he has now developed 11 coaches for the club going from one class with less than 10 boxers at the beginning to several classes and age groups and often 40 boxers in each. One of his biggest accomplishment is that a number of these coaches started as young (and not so young) boxers at the club and he has taught and developed them first as boxers and now as coaches. This has meant that Nathans boxing philosophy, standards and techniques are being retained and passed on throughout the whole coaching team. Nathan has a clear philosophy about how his boxers should perform both in and out of the ring and has developed a “South Cheshire” style of boxer which others in the boxing world can clearly recognise.
Chris Morris (Mogs) - Coach
Chris came to the club after finishing semi-pro football aged 35 playing for a number of clubs including Nantwich Town, Winsford, Biddulph Vics and Whitchurch Alport. After a couple of years training in MMA, Chris decided to concentrate on boxing, qualifying in his Level 1 & 2 England Boxing badges. Chris has also done a huge amount of work raising grant and other funding for the club as well as developing and nurturing partnership relations with a number of our financial supporters. Chris is also dad to Junior Boxer Taylor.
Darren Stanley - Coach
Matt Gallimore - Coach
Luke Took - Coach
Luke started training in martial arts at the age of 12 where he competed up to 16 before joining the Cheshire Regiment of the British Army in 1998. This is where he started boxing winning a lightweight title in the year 2000. Luke carried on boxing after the army, representing Orme ABC in Staffordshire then joining South Cheshire ABC in 2013 where he boxed for our club before joining the coaching team.
Hayley Bevan -Coach
Hayley began Thai boxing before making the move to boxing at South Cheshire ABC in 2016. She still competes regularly as well as becoming an England Boxing coach. Hayley's son also trains with the Mini-Boxers and is really looking forward to being able to compete when he's old enough with Hayley in his corner.
Monika Cien - Coach & Official
Moni joined the club in 2018 and she coaches across all age groups from mini-boxers to adults. She enjoys developing young peoples boxing skills and making a positive impact on their lives by helping them reach their full potential. Moni is also a qualified England Boxing Official and she judges on boxing shows across the Merseyside and Cheshire region.
Stuart Buckley - Coach
Stuart started boxing in 2002 at 15 years old. A year later he had his first bout and throughout the next 14 years had 65 bouts, competing in the National Novice Championships, the Senior Elite ABA's, the Three Nations and European Championships - representing England Boxing three times. In that time he trialled for the GB development squad, beating and holding the current bleep test record of 16-5. Since then, he's completed his Level 2 Amateur Coaching England Boxing qualification and has been coaching at South Cheshire ABC since 2018.
Will Appleton - Mini Boxer & Juniors Coach
Will joined the club aged 12 and has gone on to compete at National Level, becoming Cheshire & Merseyside Regional Champion and winner of several Box Cups. Will is qualified as an England Boxing Leader and coaches the Mini Boxer sessions.
Nathan Clarke - Head Coach
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