Local sporting champion, 15-year old Asia Georghiou from Wellingborough, representing team GB, brought home two gold medals from the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations European Championships in Hungary this summer and has been recognised by the Mayor of Wellingborough for her sporting successes.
The Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Jo Beirne, and the Leader of Wellingborough Council, Cllr Martin Griffiths, presented Asia with a certificate on Monday 21 October in order to celebrate her commitment to the sport, and her recent achievements.
Last year Asia also represented Team GB at the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations World Championships, earning a gold and silver medal for her age category.
The Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Jo Beirne, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Asia and her father Richard Phillips at Fighting Fit Academy here in Wellingborough.
“Asia’s achievements are outstanding and it was interesting to learn that her father and brother are also high achievers in the sport with many trophies to their names also.
“Kickboxing, training, working hard and having fun as a family is good to see. I wish Asia and her family the very best for the future.”
Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths added: “It was great seeing young people of all ages and abilities taking part and keeping fit. The club is an excellent example of community sport and Asia’s father is hugely dedicated to his sport and to Wellingborough.”
Asia’s father Richard Phillips commented: “Asia has been training in Kickboxing since the age of six and has competed internationally representing team GB for the last four years.
“Training up to 12 hours a week alongside her studies, she is very hard-working and committed to her sport. We are delighted that the Mayor of Wellingborough met with Asia to celebrate her success, she was honoured to welcome representatives of the council to the club.”