Kickboxers take gold

A TEAM of young kickboxers from north Bristol travelled to Austria with their coach Sharon Gill to compete against the world’s best.

More than 30 countries were represented at the contest, which involved more than 2200 competitors.

Team Bristol, whose members were aged eight to 15,  came back with a big haul of medals including three gold, four silver and five bronze.

Cristiano Firth won two gold medals and Marco Casali one, making them Austrian Classics World Cup Champions.

The team trains hard in Unity 3B, Merton Road, Horfield, four to five times a week under the watchful eye of Sharon Gill, 7 x World Champion,  and welcomes newcomers.