Matt has raised over £2, 350 for charity and came over to visit us at the Abingdon Hub last week!
Matthew GrimesWorld Champion Kickboxer
Matt competed with 24 others in the England team at the event in Greece last month, with his nation finishing in first place overall!
He achieved one gold and two bronze medals in three respective weight categories.
Matt said: “To win gold feels fantastic. We had a good, strong team and everyone did really well. It was extremely hot over there but a great experience, especially competing against some very technical fighters from all over the world.”
Matt came to visit our Abingdon Hub last week to pass over the cheque where Community Fundraiser, Mackenzie Aspell met with Matt to pass on our thanks and congratulations!
Matt first started kickboxing in 2018 after he was diagnosed with arthritis, which in turn affected his mental health.
Initially setting out to achieve a black belt, he has since competed in a multitude of competitions, including the British Championships in 2021, National Championships in 2022 and the English, European and now the World Championships this year, winning nine gold, seven silver and four bronze medals across all competitions.
Matt now wishes to focus on assisting others by creating a special kickboxing session to help men who may also be facing mental health struggles – so watch this space!