GMAA squad claim magnificent seven medals at Worlds
GRIMSBY Martial Arts Academy won a magnificent seven medals at the WOMAA world games.
The nine-strong team, who have been training together for little over a year, went to Telford to meet up with the GB squad for the prestigious World Organisation of Martial Arts Athletes event.
The students had been picked after taking part in team trials held all over the country, and coach Andy Allenby's group did him, and Grimsby, proud.
On the first day of fighting, Kallum Sutcliffe came away with a silver in the full contact heavyweight section, before Declan McCalnon became WOMAA world middleweight champion.
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The next day saw Jessica Carrington, Charlie Smith and Kallum Whitton all add silvers to the haul, while Alex Smith grabbed the gold.
Poppy Carrington fought on the Sunday and was another to come away with gold.
While, Scott Spowage and Euan Morphew both battled well and were unlucky to return empty-handed.
Allenby said: "The fighters are grateful for all the support they got, especially from the parents who went along to Telford to show their support.
"We would also like to thank our sponsors who helped out with the cost of the trip."
If you would like to give kickboxing a try, contact or non-contact, then visit www.gmaa.co.uk for further details.