MARTIAL ARTS: Grantham comeback kickboxer Trevor regains England place

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Students from Grantham Kickboxing Club competed at the annual BCKA National Championships at Corby.

Following a 12-year absence from training, first degree black belt Trevor Digan made a good comeback, winning several fights in the men’s open weight/grade veterans’ category, only losing narrowly in the final.

Trevor last week found out that he has been selected for the England team which will contest the WAKO Open Championship in Ireland next year and will also be joining the squad in this year’s calendar of tournaments.

Grantham instructor Alex Barrowman Jnr said Trevor had been a key part of the England team before taking time out. Alex said: “Trevor has been working hard since his return this year and has been training with myself, both at Grantham and over at Corby.”

Alex himself did the club proud, winning both the men’s under-80kg black belt events as well as the main event of the day to be crowned BCKA national champion.

The club’s kickboxing and Kung Fu classes are held at The Meres leisure centre main hall on Mondays between 7pm and 8.30pm. Classes are open to anyone over the age of five.

For more information contact Alex on 07930 260705 or visit

Kneeling on the front row with Grantham Kickboxing Club students are Trevor Digan (left) and Alex Barrowman Jnr. Photo: 251D