Fenland conquers the world! Local fighters crowned champions at WKC World Championships

Zac Culpin, Ashton Brannigan, Leon Gold, Jaden Harris and Eddy Paddock.

Zac Culpin, Ashton Brannigan, Leon Gold, Jaden Harris and Eddy Paddock. - Credit: Archant

Fenland’s finest fighters have been impressing on the world stage.

A group of Fenland BCKA talents went head-to-head with fighters from across the world, including Spain, Germany, Pakistan and Egypt at the WKC World Championships in Portugal, and did their club proud by sealing victories in a handful of categories.

Jaden Harris, Leon Gold, Eddy Paddock and Freya Molloy were crowned world champion in three different categories, while Ashton Brannigan scooped medals in two categories.

Coach, Andy Whitwell, said: “They had all trained so hard and the dedication paid off,” he said. “I always say to them “train hard, fight easy,” and once again this is the case.

“The fitness is superb and helps the fighters to maintain the pressure throughout their fights. They are a credit and an example to all martial artists and sports persons. I’m very proud of them.”


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