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Inverness kickboxing brothers Aidan and Ciaran Lennan selected to represent Great Britain at WAKO World Championships in Italy in October


By Andrew Henderson


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Inverness brothers Aidan and Ciaran Lennan are set to take on the best kickboxers in the world in their age group after being selected to represent Great Britain at the WAKO World Championships.

The youngsters will head out to Jesolo in Italy at the beginning of October in the hunt for medals, hoping to add to their already sizeable collection of hardware.

Inverness brothers Ciaran (11) and Aidan (14) Lennan have been selected to represent Great Britain at the WAKO World Championships in October.
Inverness brothers Ciaran (11) and Aidan (14) Lennan have been selected to represent Great Britain at the WAKO World Championships in October.

WAKO are the governing body in which kickboxing has been recognised as an Olympic sport, and while both brothers harbour Olympic aspirations they can lay down an early marker on the world stage with successful tournaments later this year.

Aidan, 14 years old and a Charleston Academy pupil, said: “I am delighted to have been selected to compete at the World Championships.

"I have been working hard towards this and looking forward to going out there and competing against the best in the world.”

Ciaran, 11 years old and a pupil at Muirtown Primary School, said “I am really excited to be picked for the GB team my first time and I’m 11 years old.

"It would be a dream come true if I win.”

This selection is the culmination of plenty of hard work that has already seen the Lennans earn medals over the last few years.

Their home base is at Highland Martial Arts Centre under the tutelage of Mitchell Flett, while they also travel to Livingston every weekend to train with Wolfpack Martial Arts head coach Kevin Baldwin.

On top of that, they also train twice-a-week at the Highland Elite Sports Academy with head coach Amanda Croall and once a month they travel around the country for WAKO GB squad training.

The next step in training for both Aidan and Ciaran is a training camp in Greece that starts next weekend, with their next competition due to be the Flanders Cup in Belgium, taking place in September.


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