Cambridge Academy was honoured to host the first Viking Cup, over the weekend of 7th/8th May 2016. Four Viking countries participated in this international event: Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, including members of nine different clubs.
A visiting official from France, Alain Gernet, started the weekend with an in depth course for novice and experienced officials. The competition was open to fighters of all ages and levels, from beginners up, and we were pleased to have World Champions and Vice-Champions in the ring. Over two days of competition, 38 assaut matches were held, along with 10 duo bouts. There was a warm and friendly atmosphere between fighters throughout the competition. The team of officials also worked well, for long hours.
We are delighted to announce that Cambridge Academy, won the title of Champion Club, followed by Helsinki. Great Britain took the title of Champion Nation, followed by Finland.
Leah Foy Girls JF50kg Breaffy (Ireland)
Jani Poutiainen JM60kg Helsinki (Finland)
Sian-Marie Clark F60kg City Combat
Annukka Volotinen F65kg Helsinki
Morgan Alexander F70kg CAMA
Adam Malins M75kg CAMA
James Antill M80kg Guildford
Kalle Heinola M85kg Oxford
Jon Schwochert M+85kg London
Duo Champions: Morgan Alexander (CAMA) & Riikka Holopainen (Helsinki)
Ben Alderson JM60kg
Kasia Efta F70
Tomasz Efta M75
Jon West M+85
CAMA 3rd places:
Gillina Cook F70
Hamzah Husseini M75
Muhammad Malik M+85
A successful weekend! Thank you to all the Academy members who supported the event as fighters, coaches, officials and spectators.
We would also like to offer a very big THANK YOU to Clare West who took care of lunches and refreshments for both days.