Nineteen-year-old Jack Culshaw will represent Team UK in the IMMAF International Mixed Martial Arts Federation competition in Prague, starting next Monday.
The week-long competition will culminate in the winner collecting a gold medal and being ranked number one in Europe.
It is a great achivement for Jack, who lives in South Kirkby, to be selected for the UK team.
Jack, who trains six days a week, fights out of ASW Hemsworth under UFC fighters Marc Diakiese and Scott Askham who are the club’s head coaches.
Jack has had to self fund the trip through do-it-yourself fund-raising website GoFundMe and with the help of sponsors Ecotech Stoves, Speed Freak, Full Contact Supplements, Animosity Fight Gear, Wroe Trends, X’s Mouthguards, Heavy Duty, Alpha Working Mens Club, Fit Shop Wakefield, AS Trading Car and Commercial and Hoyle Mill Motors. Without these companies Jack would have been unable to fund the trip to the Czech Republic for next week’s competition.