Fenland teenage female kickboxers ready to take on the world
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THREE Fenland kickboxing sensations will represent their country in Ireland next month.
Peterborough BCKA competitors Freya Molloy, 13, from March, and Wisbech’s Chelsea Munday, 16, and Charlotte Cameron, 13, have been selected on the England team which will fight in ‘The Gathering’ Martial Arts Tournament, an International Kickboxing Competition.
Molloy and Cameron will then take on the best fighters in the world at the WKC World Championships in Italy in October.
Andy Whitwell, their trainer, paid tribute to his teenage prospects.
He said: “This will be the first time Freya and Chelsea have travelled with the England Squad to fight, so naturally are very excited about it.
“This will be a great warm up for Freya and Charlotte who fight in the WKC World Championships in Italy in October.”
Molloy, who took up the sport two years ago, has developed into an impressive competitor.
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Whitwell said: “Freya’s attitude towards training is superb, attending five or six sessions per week.
“She has quickly progressed into an accomplished fighter and very good student.
“Freya has had competition experience at many different levels, winning trophies and titles along the way and I believe she will continue to train hard, compete at top martial arts events and enjoy success at them.”
Cameron has taken kickboxing by storm since she took up the sport last year and is already a Grand Slam Champion at the BCKA’s Peterborough Series.
Whitwell said: “Since Charlotte started training with Peterborough BCKA Kickboxing in Wisbech and Whittlesey she had shown signs of raw talent and has quickly progressed, she was soon invited to train with the England squad and has developed as a fighter and earned a place in the England team to fight in the Irish Open in March 2013. “She works extremely hard at all sessions and is a pleasure to teach, I predict great success for her.”
On Munday, Whitwell said: “Chelsea took her Black belt last year and realised she is talented at the fighting and competing side of martial arts.
“She decided to put more into sparring, attended our fight club in Stanground on Saturdays and hasn’t looked back, Chelsea has the attitude and technique to become a force in the competition scene , another tipped to be one of the top female fighters in her class.”
The team is looking for sponsorship to help with travel and entry costs, TC Harrison already sponsor the Peterborough BCKA fighting team by providing their uniforms.
The club holds training seasons at Neale-Wade Community College, March, on Mondays (6.30-8pm), Cromwell Community College, Chatteirs, on Thursdays (7-8.30pm), Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech, on Tuesdays (6.15-7.45pm) and Sir Harry Smith Community College, Whittlesey on Fridays (6.30-8.15pm).
For more information about the club contact Andy Whitwell at 07969 792286