Brothers keep fam­ily pride alive and kick­ing “

Teenagers pick up World Cham­pi­onships medals in Italy

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­

Luke is at univer­sity now so hasn’t got

time to do it se­ri­ously, but keeps

it up for fit­ness”

and bronze in the light con­tin­u­ous in the U69kg, so he is fol­low­ing in his brother’s foot­steps.

“Oliver will def­i­nitely follow suit in the next cou­ple of years. He was ac­tu­ally asked to go this year, but he would have been the youngest in his cat­e­gory and we didn’t want him to lose his con­fi­dence if he got well beaten.

“Luke is at univer­sity now so hasn’t got the time to do it se­ri­ously, but keeps it up for fit­ness.

“It is the same for his el­dest cousin, who won two golds last year but couldn’t go this year as he’s at uni too and has a job. It’s not the sort of thing you can turn up to with­out hav­ing the com­mit­ment.

“Us oldies started do­ing it too, re­ally through our kids so we could spend time with them, but we just stick to lo­cal tour­na­ments as I don’t fancy get­ting my head kicked in! The older lads at th­ese World Cham­pi­onships are a bit flash to say the least.”

Away from the kick­box­ing, for­mer Dr Chal­loner’s pupil Callum is now study­ing business at Hen­ley Col­lege along with Har­ri­son, who used to go to Thorpe House, where Oliver is still a pupil.

RAPID RISE: Callum and Har­ri­son Green with their World Cham­pi­onship medals

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