Wallis leaves Bury Saints ahead of new season

THETFORD: American football - Bury Saints v Oxford Saints
Thetford Rugby Club, Two Mile Bottom
Match action of Bury Saints v Oxford Saints pre-season friendly at Thetford Rugby Club.
Coach Chris Wallis.
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160321-083545009
THETFORD: American football - Bury Saints v Oxford Saints Thetford Rugby Club, Two Mile Bottom Match action of Bury Saints v Oxford Saints pre-season friendly at Thetford Rugby Club. Coach Chris Wallis. Picture Mark Westley ANL-160321-083545009

Having overseen a perfect season last year in winning the British Amercian Football Association National League Division Two title, Wallis spent the close season preparing for the club’s assault on Division One which commences with a visit from Sussex Thunder On Sunday at Thetford Rugby Club (2pm).

However, that suddenly changed on Sunday with confirmation Wallis had relinquished his position with defensive line coach Christian Cantrill being appointed interim head coach.

“The Saints, with regret, would like to announce that head coach Chris Wallis resigned his position at the club effective immediately,” the club statement read.

“We thank coach Wallis for all the hard work put into the organisation over the past few years and wish him well for the future.”

Wallis declined to comment on the circumstances of his departure.