Wisbech star Cameron, 11, becomes national kickboxing champion as BCKA dominate

HARD-HITTING 11-year-old Charlotte Cameron has become a national champion after just six months of competitive kickboxing.

The Wisbech star put in a stunning performance as the British and Chinese Kickboxing Association (BCKA) returned with 21 trophies from the national championships in Corby.

Cameron has been training with the BCKA, which runs clubs in March, Wisbech, Whittlesey and Chatteris, for two years.

She had her first fight in November - but on Saturday she became the under-50kg advanced girls continuous champion.

Her example was followed by Whittlesey’s Courtney Brown who showed his class to become the advanced points champion in the 15-17 age group.

Coach Andy Whitwell, a 5th Dan Black Belt, said he was delighted with his BCKA stars, who racked up 12 titles, six second places and three third places.

“I can’t stress enough how proud I am of our team,” he said. “To get 12 British BCKA Champions is an amazing result.

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“I was walking around with a smile on my face all day long, from the very first category to the last. These are the best results I can ever remember.

“I was particularly impressed with Charlotte Cameron (continuous champion) and Edward Paddock (points and continuous champion).

“I predict they will go on to become players on the world stage.”

For more information on the BCKA contact Whitwell on 07969792286, e-mail bcka.wizard@gmail.com or visit www.bcka-peterborough.co.uk

Full Results:

Under 4’6” advanced Points Champion - Edward Paddock

Under 4’6” advanced Points 2nd - Harley Hilliam

Under 4’6” advanced Points 3rd - Jazmyn Evans

Under 5’2” girls Points Champion - Freya Molloy

15-17 years advanced boys Points Champion - Courtney Brown

Under 70kg mens intermediate Points Champion - Wayne Whitehead

Under 80kg mens beginner Points Champion - Craig Whitehead

Under 65kg mens black belt Points Champion - Grant Brown

Under 65kg mens black belt Points 2nd - Courtney Brown

Under 70kg mens black belt Points 2nd - Grant Brown

Under 70kg mens black belt Points 3rd - Zac Culpin

Over 80kg mens black belt Points 2nd - Aaron Young

Over 80kg mens black belt Points 3rd - Ritchie Walton

Veteran (over 40 years) Points 2nd - Andy Whitwell

Under 30kg boys Continuous Champion - Edward Paddock

Under 30kg boys Continuous 2nd - Harley Hilliam

Under 50kg advanced girls Continuous Champion - Charlotte Cameron

Over 80kg boys Continuous Champion - Harry Nunn

Over 85kg mens advanced Continuous Champion - Karl Strange

Weapons Champion - Ritchie Walton (Dual Stick)

Weapons Champion - Andy Whitwell (Dual Stick)