A team of Northern Irish schoolkids who
travelled to Switzerland at the weekend for a rare sporting
event found themselves in the middle of incredible diplomatic
The youngsters, part of the ProKick Kickboxing Gym, were in
the ski-resort of Villars at the foot of the Alps for blue
riband international event. And following their incredible
displays in the ring, their visit was given a big scale seal
of approval when the British Consulate General to Switzerland,
Susan Gregory, arrived to pay them tribute.
Gregory, joined by several high ranking officials including
the Lord Mayor of Villars, stepped into the ring at the end
of the event to congratulate the young athletes on their endeavours
and to pay tribute to their coach Billy Murray for his cross
community work in Belfast.
Teams get ready
to rumble to punch on the rock.
Check back for more pictures from Villars
Full-Contact and Thai bouts
Special thanks to Carl Emery, Claude Oehrli and
Serge Beslin for their hospitality and a well run event -
we all look forward to returning next year for 'Punch on the
If you have any special pictures
of the event and would like to send them in please send to
email@example.com and we will try to place as many as we can
on our website, don't forget to send captions as well.
If any supporters would like to leave
a thank you to the tourist office or the promoters - you can
do so by logging onto Villars web site
For more info on Kickboxing :-
t: 00 44 (0)28 9065 1074