Northam PCYC's STRYKA Fight Team shines at WAKO State kickboxing championships

Northam's own STRYKA Fight Team keeps going from strength to strength, bringing home another bunch of medals from the annual WAKO kickboxing championships held in Belmont on Sunday, October 6.

In their first ever crack at the fighting style, the team managed to walk away with an impressive haul of one bronze, three silvers and a gold.

The medal winners were "Savage" Sarah-Jane McCall 12yrs 44kg (Bronze KL), Mitchel "The Baby Bull" Daley 14yrs 65kg (Silver KL), Chris "The Beast" Evans 13yrs 70kg (Silver KL), Elijah "The Hitman" Jennison 14yrs 80kg (Gold KL) & Max "The Sandman" Mead 14yrs 52kg (Silver Full Contact K1).

This latest success now brings the STRYKA Team state level combat sports championship medal tally to ten, with that number expected to rise even further before 2019 is done.

STRYKA is scheduled to send another team to compete in the state spring novice amateur boxing titles in just a few days' time.

Northam's own WA state amateur flyweight boxing champion Max 'The Sandman" Mead is set to fly out to the Gold Coast to contest the national title in that division at the end of October.

After another successful weekend of competition, the team took some time out from training earlier this week to drop in to visit Joan Atienza and her team at Northam McDonalds to express their immense gratitude to one of the teams major sponsors and greatest supporters.

It also gave STRYKA Fight Team the opportunity to interact with their local fan base and to show everyone some of the essential combat sports training equipment that has been purchased using the Macca's Junior Sports Grant they received a few weeks earlier.

STRYKA's husband and wife coaching team, Guy and Fi Mead, took the opportunity to thank the Avon regional community as a whole for their ongoing support and sponsorship.

The duo explained that the team simply would not have been able to achieve the success that they had in their combat sports journey so far without that critical community support and generosity.

STRYKA Fight Team is a not for profit Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) incorporated sporting association that has been established for the sole purpose of providing local fighters from underprivileged circumstances and backgrounds with the opportunity to compete in their chosen combat sport of either Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jujitsu (BJJ) or full MMA.

STRYKA charges no coaching or training fee's and makes no payment to any coaches or any other staff, instead relying solely on the generosity of sponsors and private donations to pay for all associated expenses.

STRYKA is constantly looking for new sponsors and donations to enable their community services to remain free.

The team can be contacted through the Northam PCYC or directly through their STRYKA Fight Team Facebook page.