We would like to say a big thank you to all the Black Panther kickboxers who made themselves available last night (Monday, 5 July) to our chief photographer Niamh Greene.
We will now add these head-and-shoulder snaps to the fighters’ page over the next 24 hours or so – don’t worry, it will be done.
No fewer than 13 club members had their pictures taken last night, including Keith Burns (pictured left) and Abdulla Smew, who both attended the recent AKAI full-contact training camp at Crumlin Boxing Club.
Keith, as you will recall, scored the highest of all the participants at the first of the three full-contact camps planned for this year in the power and strength tests overseen by Irish high-performance coach Robbie Haugh.
Considering the cream of Irish kickboxing attend these training camps, including all of the national champions, we have to say a huge ‘well done’ to Keith – that was some achievement!
Thanks again also to Niamh, our chief photographer.
Niamh, as our other volunteers do, gives freely of her time on behalf of the club.
We know that she was up until all hours last night to make sure these snaps were with our editorial team first thing this morning.
It is this phenomenal level of team work that makes the Black Panther Kickboxing Club the success that it is today.
At the forefront is chief instructor Norman Kelly and elite fighters Rebecca Dillon and Richard Kiely.
Apart from Keith and Abdulla, Jessica Fitzmaurice, David Greene, Karl Flynn, Patryk Gapik, Claire Hearns (pictured right), Leon Johnson, Ryan Keegan, Kieran Lee, Denis Mahon, Karl Mahoney and John Moody also went under the lens.
Thanks again everybody.