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SUFFOLK SPORTS AWARDS: Malcolm Fenton is coach of the year

10:09 24 October 2012

Malcolm Fenton

Malcolm Fenton

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MALCOLM FENTON was delighted to collect the Abbeycroft Leisure Coach of the Year award and revealed he gained as much satisfaction from seeing his proteges develop as anything else.

The veteran hammer, discus and shot coach and competitor has won four national titles this year in athletics, as well as claiming a world title at hammer decathlon (ten different ways of throwing a hammer) last month.

He is currently nurturing the talents of two rising stars, Bromley’s Amir Williamson (hammer) and Haverhill’s Sam Milner (discus) – both of whom finished in the top-eight at the London 2012 Olympic trials.

“I never thought it (seeing athletes develop) would be the most satisfying aspect of being a coach, especially having been a competitor myself, but to see people doing well and fulfilling their potential is,” he said.

“It’s nice to be recognised for the work and effort you put in as quite often coaches are forgotten, but the way we work at England Athletics, coaches come first and the athletes get their recognition that way.”

Fenton believes the hard work has to be maintained after the success of the 2012 Olympics.

“The Games was the easy part but the work that goes on behind the scenes has got to continue.”


Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits he was a relieved man after his team finally got back to winning ways tonight.

Ipswich Town returned to winning ways, ending a five-game goal drought, as Luke Chambers and Freddie Sears scored in each half of a 2-0 home triumph over Burton Albion.

It’s been described as a crunch game for Ipswich Town – recently promoted Burton Albion visit Portman Road tonight.

Ipswich Town centre-back Adam Webster says his feet remain firmly on the floor following manager Mick McCarthy’s repeated insistence that he is a Premier League player in the making.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he does not fear the sack ahead of tonight’s crunch Championship clash with Burton Albion at Portman Road (7.45pm ko).

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is set to make his injury comeback in an Under-23s game at Colchester United tonight.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said he didn’t hesitate in dropping Josh Emmanuel for Saturday’s goalless draw at Blackburn.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hopes supporters look beyond the continuation of his team’s goal drought and focus on the positives from this afternoon’s 0-0 draw at fellow Championship strugglers Blackburn.

Ipswich Town drew a blank for the fifth consecutive game as they were held to a goalless draw at fellow Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers this afternoon.

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