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Kickboxers in world spotlight

PUBLISHED: 16:07 22 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:23 03 July 2010

The kickboxing trio heading for the world championships in Spain.

The kickboxing trio heading for the world championships in Spain.

MARTIALARTS: Three Yarmouth junior kickboxers qualified to represent England at the Junior World Kickboxing Championships in Spain this month - the only junior fighters in East Anglia who achieved this - took part in their last training session with the England squad in Nottingham last weekend,

World light middleweight champion Dean Sugden, the chief England coach, was very pleased with the Yarmouth trio's fitness and technical ability.

MARTIALARTS: Three Yarmouth junior kickboxers qualified to represent England at the Junior World Kickboxing Championships in Spain this month - the only junior fighters in East Anglia who achieved this - took part in their last training session with the England squad in Nottingham last weekend,

World light middleweight champion Dean Sugden, the chief England coach, was very pleased with the Yarmouth trio's fitness and technical ability.

Jade Munro (12) who is the current Commonwealth and British 45 kilo Thaiboxing champion and English full- contact kickboxing champion, has had 22 fights and will be representing England in two categories. She will be the sole English representative in the 12 to 14-year-olds - 45 kilo kickboxing category and the 12 to 14-year-olds - 45 kilo Thaiboxing category.

Daniel Dawson (15) former British and Eastern counties semi-contact champion, who has had 15 bouts, will be representing England in the 15 to 17-year-olds - 60 kilo kickboxing category and the 15 to 17-year-olds - 60 kilos Thaiboxing category.

Cameron McGarrigle (14) who is far less experienced than the other two, but deserves his place after beating former England squad member Lloyd Dunnett this year, will be representing England in the 12 to 14-year-olds - 60 kilo kickboxing category.

The Junior World Championships take place in Huelva in Southern Spain for eight days starting on Tuesday and finishing on November 3. Junior teams from the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Morrocco, Algeria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Bosnia and Holland will be taking part.

Conor Judge (14) who also qualified for the England squad recently broke his foot and had to pull out, but will hopefully come back stronger next year.


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