Help us represent ENGLAND at the World Championships -
It is with great pride and honour that we announce that Frankie & Maisie Ulyatt and Charlie & Sophie George, children of staff at Leaders mansfield branch have qualified to represent England at the World Martial Art Championships this November in Malta 2016. They have all been training since 4 years old to get to this level and dedicated most of their spare time to the cause.
Training preparations have already begun and we are excited that they have the opportunity to perform on a World stage among top Martial Art athletes from around the World, with the potential of placing on an international podium.
Unfortunately, athletes in the sport of Martial Arts have to ‘self-fund’ any trips locally, nationally or internationally, which can prove to be very costly for parents and families involved. We have to personally cover the cost of travel, accommodation, competition fees, equipment, uniforms, tracksuits and additional training fees and usually attend tournaments on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, travelling around the country.
The PBA athletes will be working furiously in training and aim to peak at the highest level ready for competition. However, we will also be working tirelessly to raise as much funding as possible through our official fund raising campaigns to enable our athletes to attend the World Championships. Our attendance at these championships will strictly be determined by the level of sponsorship we are able to raise before our registration deadline for the competition.
To help towards funding we have set up this page for other Leaders staff that wish to help help them raise the required funds for competing internationally allowing them to represent Team England in their sport.
Zara Phythian Team Head Coach