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Watch: Boardley’s first interview as Leiston boss

PUBLISHED: 12:46 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:53 31 October 2018

Leiston boss Stuart Boardley faces the camera

Leiston boss Stuart Boardley faces the camera

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In his first full interview, new Leiston boss Stuart Boardley admits he can’t wait for Saturday to come round so he can get to coach his side in their first match under his control.

Along with assistant David Head, the two ex-Leiston players are the new face of the management team at Victory Road. Biggleswade Town are the visitors to Suffolk this weekend.

Taking over from Glenn Driver and Tony Kinsella, Boardley admits there is not much to fix and plenty to build on.

In this interview, Boardley talks of his journey from Ipswich Town to Torquay United in League One and back into non-league in Suffolk.

Having hung up his boots only recently after leaving Felixstowe & Walton, Boardley is excited by his challenge as Leiston continue to press for top spot in the Southern Central Premier Division table.

COMING UP: Our new Non-League Podcast begins this week. Hosted by Mike Bacon and featuring some of the biggest local names. This week our guests will include Felixstowe & Walton joint first-team boss Ian Watson and Whitton United manager Shane Coldron.

Look out for that, enjoy and join in.

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A 17-year-old youth accused of being involved in a fight in the car park of an Ipswich McDonald’s restaurant during which a 16-year-old boy was stabbed has admitted an offence of violent disorder.

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with incidents of stalking in the Norwich Road area of Ipswich.

Families on the Ravenswood estate have spoken of their disappointment after it was announced Rudolph and Santa won’t be passing through their streets this year.

Ipswich singer/songwriter Richard Osborne - who records under his surname - Osborne, has a worldwide hit on his hands with his debut dance single.

MP Dr Dan Poulter has demanded that Mid Suffolk Council takes action to ensure there is no development on land at Brockford in his constituency without planning permission.

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A three vehicle crash on the A12 at Saxmundham caused traffic hold ups at lunchtime today.

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A BMW X5 has been broken into with the centre dashboard, including sat-nav device and steering wheel stolen.

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