Varsity 2010: winners!

(l-r) font row: the winning team Chris Kelly, Chris Webb, Frank Gorringe and Alex Howard; back row: Sam Goldschneider (vice president), Heley Matthews (captain), Veronika Kantorivich (social organiser), Heidi Holmes (president) and Massimo Gaetani (coach)

Cambridge University Kickboxing Society won yesterday the 4th Kickboxing Varsity match vs. Oxford University Kickboxing Club for a final result of 3-1!

This was a much suffered event: until Thurs it was unsure whether we would have had an event at all and where.  When OUKC nearly gave up we managed to put together a last minute venue, get the referee to leave his family at a holiday location to come and ref the fights and even invited about 30 spectators…but it was all worth the effort.

When in 2007 the CUKBS committee at that time asked me to become their coach they put it in simple terms: “we want to win Varsity”; it was hard work, lots of sweat, it wasn’t just about teaching techniques (that’s easy) it was matter of changing completely the way they practice. After an encouraging 4-5 loss last year I can now finally say: “mission accomplished :-)”

More details, videos and so on will follow in the next few days.

Varsity 2010

Due to a sudden change of program due to the lack of organisation of Oxford University Kickboxing Club this year’s Varsity fight will be held in Cambridge on Sunday 2 May (tomorrow!!!).  The fight will be held at the Fenner’s Gym, Gresham Road, starting at 2PM.  Spectators will be accepted just if prebooked.