GOLDEN AFTERNOON FOR CLIFTON KICKBOXING CLUB
The Clifton and East Leake PKA Kickboxing club held its first-ever interclub tournament against the Heanor Kickboxing Club last month. The event lasted a total of three hours and saw a total of 25 fights, including the Under-14s Challenge Cup, the Adults Open Weight Knockout Trophy and an additional nine match-up fights.
Martin Byrne, PKA club instructor, told The Local News: “All the fighters showed great grit and determination in their bouts, particularly the younger competitors.
“For most fighters this was their first opportunity to compete in a tournament of this style and the local fighters were able to please the crowd by winning a total of five gold medals, seven silver medals and two bronze medals, resulting in a resounding victory over the Heanor Club.
“Fight of the afternoon went to Andy Spencer of Clifton and Ryan Haynes from Heanor, both guys showed excellent skill and control putting on a real show of sportsmanship. All fighters are now looking forward to retain the Interclub Trophy at Heanor in September.”
If you would like more information about Kickboxing in Clifton visit nottinghamkickboxing.com or call club instructor Martin Byrne on 07979 965 404.