Louth-area kickboxers in world medal haul

Louth-area entrants into the World Kickboxing Championships.

Louth-area entrants into the World Kickboxing Championships.

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Young kickboxers from the Louth area have kicked their way to a haul of medals from this year’s World Kickboxing Championships in Montreal, Canada.

A 120-strong team were sent from England, with a number of local success stories.

Jack Etches picked up bronze, silver and golf in the boys aged 13-15 individiual and team events, while Jamie Key won bronze and silver medals in the men’s individual and team.

Ross Coulbeck won a silver in the men’s Kata while Sophie Collinson earned a double bronze.

Isaebelle Leggett sadly narrowly missed out on a bronze medal bu just a tenth of a point in the girls’ 13-17 Kata.

The event was dominated by Canadian and American teams, but the local entrants acquitted themselves extremely well.

The British Chinese Kickboxing Association have classes around the area and more information can be found by visiting www.bckakickboxing.com or calling Alex Barrowman on 07930 260705.