An Acocks Green kickboxing club have come home from a national tournament with a haul of medals - and even helped England win the competition for the first time!
‘Team Solihull’, who are based at Combat Sports Centre in Acocks Green, had a total of six fighters who all became champions in their individual categories. Callum Hawthorne, Matt Tracey, Mitchell Coleman, Megan Mingle and JD Hylton all picked up gold medals at the ISKA European Kickboxing Championships in Rome.
The team’s coach and owner of the gym, Paul Gilmore, 32, was also crowned European Champion in the +91kg category.
“Everything just seemed to fall into place on the day - I’m really proud of all my fighters,” said Paul, who also managed to coach England to their first ever win in the Team Championship.