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Ringsports: K9 fight team youngsters shine at national championships

PUBLISHED: 07:09 16 February 2018

The Legends K9 Kickboxing team with their coaches. Picture: Kate Munro

The Legends K9 Kickboxing team with their coaches. Picture: Kate Munro

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Lowestoft’s battling Neller brothers - Hadley, Ashton and Travis - and William Davis travelled to Yorkshire for the 2018 National Ringsports Championships last weekend and achieved some good results.

William (10) fought a total of five times, battling through quarter-finals and semi-finals to reach and win the finals of both the Kickboxing and the LC Boxing.

William is now a proud double national under-11 champion at -35 kilos.

Travis Neller (8) also fought through to qualify for the finals of both the K1 Kickboxing and the LC Boxing winning both, showing both sides of his fighting ability.

In the K1 he out-skilled his Manchester opponent to win the title and in the boxing he had to draw on every bit of his toughness to narrowly outpoint his super tough northern opponent. Travis is now also a double national champion in the -29 Kilos at under-9 level.

Big brother Hadley Neller (13) won his category, winning three bouts on the day, and is now going amateur with Norwich City ABC and everyone at K9 Fight Team, where Hadley has trained since the age of six, wishes him all the very best.

Ashton Neller kept it in the family with some great performances, winning the silver medal in the -44 Kilos Under 13’s LC Boxing.

Teammates Billy Brassfield (10), Brodie Munro (10), Lilly Allard Watkinson (11) and Oliver Marston (12) all also medalled.

They turned in some great performances, winning several bouts to medal, in a tournament featuring 300 of the best elite junior ringsports fighters in the country.

K9 Fight Team’s chief coach Dave Munro praised his team for their excellent results.

“Lowestoft and Yarmouth are small towns and we regularly go and beat the massive teams from the big cities all over the country, I’m so proud of these kids,” he said.

The K9 Fight Team will be competing in Luton, Norwich, Bedford, Bury and Gorleston in the next few months.

Hockey: Lowestoft Railway drew 1-1 at Norwich City V in their latest East League fixture while the seconds beat visitors Norwich Dragons V 3-0.

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