Wednesday 17 January 2018

Fundraiser packs a punch

Cllr Frank Staples, Mayor of Wexford and Bobby Sludds
Cllr Frank Staples, Mayor of Wexford and Bobby Sludds
Dimitri Diamond (black top) in action against Stephen Walsh (blue top)

A dozen members of the Dynamic Kickboxing Club in Wexford are preparing to compete in the World Kickboxing Championships in Dublin at the end of October.

Ahead of the competition, Mary Hunt, the grandmother of two of the finalists Jordan Hunt (18) and Cora Harris (11) organised a fundraising Fight Night in Clayton Whites Hotel.

The well-supported event featuring kickboxers from around the south east as well as Limerick, raised approximately €1,500 after all expenses were paid.

The Fight Night was one of a series of events underway to raise money for the club's world championship bid with the money due to be spent on clothing, accommodation, registration fees and other outlays.

The Dynamic Kickboxing Club, based in Drinagh, is run by Robbie Sludds and has been in operation for about three years.

Last year, members competed at the European Championships in Budapest, Mary's grandson Jordan bringing home two gold medals and Cora a silver medal.

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