Sheffield based installer Global Windows has sponsored the kit for 12 children from the Sheffield Dragons Academy as they prepare to compete in the Unified World Martial Arts Championships this October.
Registered members of both the World Traditional Karate/Kickboxing Association (WTKA) and the British Kickboxing Council (BKC), the Academy has dedicated itself to nurturing talent and fostering the holistic growth of its students.
The Sheffield Dragons’ commitment goes beyond training, as they also operate the ‘Active Education, Alternative Provision’ programme, accommodating students from diverse backgrounds.
The Academy’s elite team, comprising of 12 children aged 10 to 17, have qualified to represent Great Britain in the Unified World Championships, taking place in Carrara, Italy, from the 26th to the 29th of October.
Academy spokesperson Terry Johnston said The Sheffield Dragons were immensely grateful to Global Windows for their generous sponsorship of the kits, commenting: “At Sheffield Dragons, we believe in the transformative power of martial arts and its ability to have a positive impact on the lives of young people from all walks of life.
“The support from Global Windows will undoubtedly play a significant role in boosting the morale and confidence of our young athletes as they step onto the global stage of the Unified World Championships.”
Global Windows managing director Liam Hulme added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Sheffield Dragons Academy in their pursuit of excellence and sporting achievement. As a longstanding neighbour at our premises and showroom, I’ve seen first-hand the hard work and dedication that goes into providing a safe and supportive environment for these children, and to be supporting these young athletes as they prepare to compete in the World Championships is a testament to our commitment to empowering our local youth.
“We wish them the very best of luck and are excited to see their dedication and hard work on display.”