Triple world champion putting Ramsey on martial arts map

BCKA club medal winners at WKC World Championships in Portugal: medal winners overlooking the sea in

BCKA club medal winners at WKC World Championships in Portugal: medal winners overlooking the sea in Albufeira, Portugal (L-R) Jaden Harris, Leon Gold, Eddy Paddock, Chelsea Munday, Freya Molloy, Grant Brown. - Credit: Archant

Fabulous 14 year-old Freya Molloy has put Ramsey on the martial arts map – by becoming a triple world champion.

Molloy is a member of the BCKA club which trains regularly in the town on Sunday nights.

And she put the skills honed during those sessions at Abbey College to great use when ruling supreme at the WKC World Championships in the Portuguese resort of Albufeira.

Molloy proved unbeatable in the Cadet Girls 55kg points and light contact sections and added another gold medal in the points team event. She also took silver in the light contact team event.

Molloy was one of six BCKA fighters to represent England on the international stage.

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Jaden Harris, aged 13, also became a world champion in the Cadet Girls 50kg points category. She also won two other silver medals and a bronze while Chelsea Munday, 18, claimed a hat-trick of silver medals.

Leon Gold, 19, took a silver and bronze in the men’s action and BCKA clubmate Grant Brown, 22, finished with a pair of bronze medals. The youngest of the bunch, 12 year-old Eddy Paddock, took three silvers and a bronze in the Boys Under 13 and Cadet classes.

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BCKA club chief Andy Whitwell said: “I was confident they would all do very well . . . and they have proved they are six of the best.

“Freya is the best fighter by far in her class and I was particularly pleased for Jaden, Leon and Chelsea as this was the first time they have competed in a World Championship event. Coming home with medals is a great achievement.”

The BCKA club are on the lookout for more potential world champions to join their club. Anyone interested should contact Andy Whitwell on 07969 792286 or visit

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