BBC Sport - BBC Unsung Hero 2016: Devonport boxing coach John Friend wins South West award

'He just cares about everyone'

John Friend - the head coach at Devonport Amateur Boxing Club in Plymouth - is this year's winner of the BBC Unsung Hero award for the South West.

Since joining the club four years ago, John has trained youngsters - many with difficult backgrounds at home or school or who have suffered from bullying - with some achieving national recognition.

The club has also contributed to a reduction in anti-social behaviour in the area.

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