YOUNGSTERS built on their Thai boxing talents to bring home a haul of medals from Bangkok thanks to a housing company.

Persimmon Homes North West donated £500 to the Siam Muay Thai Camp through its match-funded Community Champions scheme.

Youngsters who train with Siam Camp, based in Fitton Hill Road, were selected to represent England in the 3rd International and Thai Martial Arts Games and Festival.

Incredibly they returned with seven gold medals, five silver and two bronze.

The overall total of the England team was nine gold, five silver and three bronze from the Muay Boran and Dab Thai and UBF Boxing.

Siam Muay Thai Camp spokesman, Christopher Ferris, said: “We were honoured to be part of such an incredible competition in Bangkok and thank Persimmon Homes for its support.

“As it is an amateur sport, the families have to fund the trip themselves, so we help by organising fundraisers, such as car boot sales, bag packing, raffles and sponsored events.

“Our youngsters worked hard and enjoyed great success at the games and we are already preparing for next year’s event.”

Muay Thai is the national form of martial art of Thailand.

It is a martial art of fighting with elbows, knees, feet and bare fists as weapons.

Dave Hodgson, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes North West, said: “We were delighted to support Siam Camp in this way. The Community Champions initiative was established to support the volunteers, charities and organisations that make life better for everyone.

“We would also urge anyone who was unsuccessful last month with their Community Champions application, to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again.”

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