Kickboxer Alfie, 14, scores a bronze medal in top martial arts competition

Kickboxer Alfie Lynch, 14, from Brandon, has been selected to compete in the World Martial Arts Game

Kickboxer Alfie Lynch, 14, from Brandon, has been selected to compete in the World Martial Arts Games in South Africa. Pictured with his trainer Billy Brown, of Billy Brown Kickboxing Club. - Credit: Archant

A young martial artist is celebrating success in an international competition.

Alfie Lynch, 14, from Brandon competed in the 2016 World Martial Arts Games in South Africa.

Alfie Lynch, 14, from Brandon competed in the 2016 World Martial Arts Games in South Africa. - Credit: Archant

Kickboxer Alfie Lynch, 14, was selected to take part in the 2016 World Martial Arts Games in South Africa this month.

The Brandon lad came home as a bronze medallist in continuous sparring and achieved fourth place in the points sparring category – something he had never attempted before but was invited to take part in.

His mother Natalie Edson coordinated an effort to raise the £2,500 her eldest son needed to travel to and compete in the games.

She said the family, including younger brothers Jack and Richie, was 'still buzzing and very proud'


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Alfie trains with Billy Brown's School of Kickboxing in Thetford, which helped to promote his fundraising drive.

The Mildenhall College Academy student also received donations from his school and Forest Heath District Council chairman Carol Lynch.

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