ENGLAND boxers and coaches flocked to Hereford to work with a Great Britain coach and England Boxing development coaches.

More than 65 boxers descended on South Wye Police Boxing Academy at Hinton Community Centre for an intensive three-day camp.

The Hereford camp followed the formula adopted at national training camps at the England Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

A packed itinerary included conditioning and fitness sessions, technical and tactical sessions, sparring, video analysis and boxer development.

A host of Hereford boxers also had the chance to work with the elite-level boxers.

South Wye Police Boxing Academy chairman Richard Roberts said: "We are looking forward to an exciting season.

"We have doubled the size of our gym with two full-size competition rings and a fully-equipped strength and conditioning area.

"What makes this club most special is our boxers, the atmosphere of togetherness and the encouragement from all who train as one team."

The club are planning a dinner show which will take place in Hereford early next year.

Roberts said: "We are hoping to put on a large televised boxing show with Hereford Sixth Form College in February in aid of the Little Princess Trust.

"We have a squad of boxers but are always looking for local talent to join us with an opportunity to take part on our annual show."

For more information about the thriving club, visit herefordboxing.co.uk or call into the impressive headquarters at Hinton Community Centre.