Mixed martial arts club is back with a bang

Niamh McSporran trains as coaches look on.
Niamh McSporran trains as coaches look on.

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Campbeltown’s youth mixed martial arts (MMA) club returned to action last weekend after a break, during which its new premises was extensively renovated.

The coaches and members of Core MMA Campbeltown gathered at the former scout hall on John Street last Friday evening for a socially distanced return to training.

The club, which was founded in October last year, aims to relieve the small town boredom that some youngsters experience, ensuring they remain focused on something positive.

The youngsters practise MMA which is described as ‘an extreme combat sport’ during which participants are allowed to use the fighting techniques of wrestling and boxing, as well as those of martial arts including kickboxing, judo and karate.

The club has been very well supported since its inception, with a waiting list to join and local donations helping to fund the hall’s renovations.

Glynn Harvey in action.
Glynn Harvey in action.