Children's kickboxing squad gets support from our dealership


CHILDREN in Bristol who are part of a kickboxing squad will this year (2015) benefit from sponsorship from our dealership on Pennywell Road.

The dealership has supported Cobra Kickboxing for the past few years and will continue to help the club throughout 2015.

Terry Thurgood, our General Manager, explained: “We've helped the gym in the past with new flooring and have also contributed towards the children's gloves, head guards and transportation needs. We're delighted we can continue to support them.

“Cobra Kickboxing teaches around 90 children a week from Bristol and the surrounding area. The classes teach youngsters endurance, strength, coordination and agility and gives them a hobby that also keeps them fit.

“As well as continuing to support the squad we'll also carry on sponsoring eight-year-old Tiah Ayton. She has won a number of titles including an area title, two English titles and a European belt. Tiah is a talented kick boxer and we're thrilled to be helping her sporting career by giving her a helping hand with her equipment.

“We also provide Cobra Kickboxing with transport for tournaments and recently gave the club a car to use so they could take three of its kick boxers to compete for European belts in France."

Tiah travelled to France along with 11-year-old, Harvey Mitchell and seven-year-old, Hollie-Rose Haskins both from Bristol.

Neil Walker, Owner of Cobra Kickboxing in Kingswood, explained: “We would like to say a huge 'thank you' to Wessex Garages for its continued support. It is very much appreciated.

“Gloves, guards and travelling to competitions can be very expensive so their sponsorship is vital for the children. Our next big event we're getting ready for is the IFKA team event in Newcastle on April 11. Without Wessex Garages support we would be unable to attend events like this."

For more information, please call our dealership on Pennywell Road on 0117 244 9241.

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Photograph caption one: (From left to right) Neil Walker, Owner of Cobra Kickboxing, eight-year-old, Tiah Ayton and Terry Thurgood, General Manager of Wessex Garages, celebrate the continued sponsorship.

Photograph caption two: (Back from left to right) Neil Walker, Owner of Cobra Kickboxing, Terry Thurgood, General Manager of Wessex Garages with (front from left to right) 11-year-old, Harvey Mitchell, eight-year-old, Tiah Ayton and seven-year-old, Hollie-Rose Haskins, who are all from Bristol.