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Squad look back at a successful six months

By Tamworth Herald  |  Posted: June 01, 2012

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TAMWORTH Kickboxing Academy have been reflecting on a hugely successful first half of 2012.

The Academy secured a host of medals at the Kwon Grand Slam Series in Birmingham before claiming a series of first and second places at the Cimac Superleague.

Tamworth kickboxing stars then grabbed a clutch of medals at the British WAKO Championships with gold medals for Ellis Blake, Finlay Ballentyne, Ben and Louis Cardin and Jay Turner.

Jake Slater claimed a silver medal while Charlie Rose and Sam Andrews won bronze.

Haiden Sippetts just missed out on a medal.

Tamworth Academy then headed for The Irish Open with nearly 2000 competitors in action.

Ben and Louis Cardin gained first and second places after fighting each other in the final.

In recent times, Tamworth academy youngsters have also taken part in ringsports with Jay Turner, Jake Slater, Ellis Blake and Stacey Hawkins all winning WRSA British titles while George Hulme secured a Midland crown.

A host of promising students are also emerging, including Nate Rabbette, Bailey Nichols, Coby Keen, Harley Johnson, Connor King, Morgan Drayton, Jack Wilding, Reece Hodgkiss, Rhys McAney, Jack Ross, Josh Hamilton, Kian Gamble, Jack Wardle, Lewis Brown, Donna Bear plus Dylan and Fin Castegana.

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