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World kickboxing champion proves a big hit at special reception in Carrickfergus

Friday 6 October 2017

A teenage kickboxing world champion was welcomed to Carrickfergus Civic Centre for a special reception recently.

Deputy Mayor Cheryl Johnston and Bradley Beck

Ace fighter Bradley Beck, who is from the town, was the guest of honour at the event hosted by the Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Cheryl Johnston.

The 16-year-old already has a string of top kickboxing titles under his belt and was joined by friends and family for the reception to celebrate his remarkable achievements.

Cllr Johnston said: “Bradley has a number of belts and prestigious titles to his name, including winning the World Kickboxing and Karate Association Five Nations twice, the World Kickboxing and Karate Association European title, the International Combat Organisation British World Championship, the International Kickboxing Federation World Championship and most recently the World Kickboxing and Karate Union 2017 World Championship in Killarney.

“Congratulations to Bradley on his incredible success to date.

“We are so fortunate in Mid and East Antrim to have such a wealth of sporting talent competing and winning on the world stage.

“Mid and East Antrim Borough Council values the role that sport plays within our community as it helps our young people to not only develop their sporting potential, but also equips them with many skills that will be invaluable as they continue their journey through life.

“I feel passionately about encouraging people to become involved in sport and as a Council we consistently promote and develop all types of sporting and fitness activities.”