Brothers keep family pride alive and kicking “
Teenagers pick up World Championships medals in Italy
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