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More titles for coach Mitchell and Team Falcons
12:04pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Sport
Midway through September and the Falcons have been busy out on the competition scene.
September 1 saw three of the squad competing at the British Kickboxing Council Nationals, a competition designed to bring all of the various kickboxing bodies under one umbrella. Coach Mitchell secured yet another British title, making this his third gold in the four years the competition has been running.
On the following weekend the Falcons were represented on both sides of the Atlantic.
Mitchell flew the flag in New York at the Twin Towers Classic, part of the top flight NASKA circuit and did well to get through to the semi-final despite having broken his nose in the quarters. Unable to stop the bleeding during the semi’s meant Mitchell had to retire finishing with a bronze in what was a very high quality and tough division.
Meanwhile ten fighters travelled to Windsor for the fifth event in the CIMAC Superleague series bringing home a further eight medals and two more national titles.
Young Kane Leach fought well in the Novice Boys -30kg division, winning his first three fights to earn his spot in the final. It was Kane’s first final and after a very close fight, with three seconds on the clock the fight was tied and in a last ditch attempt to win Kane moved in with a turning kick but his opponent read his move and countered with a reverse punch. Silver for Kane and a step in the right direction.
At 45kg Alex Kynaston in the Advanced Girls -50kg. was giving away a lot of weight and height against a tall leggy fighter from Bristol in the final. Starting slow Kynaston was caught by a couple of head kicks but found her way and started picking off her opponent with brilliant timing but it was too late and it was silver for Alex.
Callum Hollinshead was in the Advanced Boys -44kg, but went out in the first round, 3-2 and was up agin in the light continuous -44kg. This season Callum has been making the transition to light continuous and has shown real heart against some hard hits and strong combinations. He has persevered and trained hard and this showed in his first fight where he dominated his opponent for a unanimous decision and a sign of good things to come. Unfortunately in the semi final he picked up an injury and the fight was stopped on TKO basis.
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