International success for Middleton’s Theo Kenward

13 year old Theo Kenward from Middleton helped England secure the Silver medal at the recent Junior Four Nations MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competition in Cardiff.

Theo, who attends Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy, was selected to represent his country and won his final fight by arm bar submission to secure a Silver medal for England.

Theo trains out of the AVT gym in Morley and regularly trains in gyms around the country with team England.

His main coach for England is Adam Venture from Liverpool’s Next Gen gym. Adam also trains the famous Paddy the Baddy (Patrick Pimblett) and Molly McCann.

Theo’s father Wayne said:

“A very big thank you to his head coach Tom Crosby of AVT and to Team England. Without Tom’s guidance Theo would never be in this position. I’m very proud of his achievements.”



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