Fighters do club proud

Trent Johnston from Jesters MMA.
Trent Johnston from Jesters MMA.

MATLOCK-based Jesters Fightclub has held an evening of full contact martial arts at County Hall in the town.

Representing the gym at the event were members Declan Ward, Callum Walsh, Adam Gostkowski, Dean Parkin, Ricky Sanderson, Kent Hargreaves and Karl Johnston.

There were 13 bouts in total on the night, covering boxing, K1 , Thai boxing and kickboxing, with fighters from all over the UK travelling to take part in the club’s first promotion in three and a half years.

Head coach Dale Wood said: “All seven of the local fighters put on a great performance. There was a mixed bag of results but not one that I’m disappointed with. It’s a great platform to build on for the next promotion in September.”

The gym’s momentum is building fast for 2012 with Karl Johnston, Paula Wrath and Rachel Rose fighting in early April on shows to be held in Barnsley and Lincoln. The evening helped raise for charity Help for Heroes.

Anyine interested in training for competition or simply to get fit can contact Jesters Fightclub on 07974 655146.