Datactics connects globally
March 13, 2020
Three of Northern Ireland’s young sports people got a touch of VIP treatment when invited to the British Embassy in Tokyo all ahead of their championship matches on Sunday. The invite came from Mr Mark Graham from InvestNI to a Pre St Patrick’s reception at the British Embassy Tokyo.
Mark has been living and working in Japan for a number of years now as a key link for Northern Ireland business and enterprise. Datactics, a Belfast based global technology firm, recently added their backing and support to the three talented kickboxers as they made their final preparations for this trip to the K-1 amateur championships. This partnership has added so much to the Tokyo trip for the teens as they had the opportunity to meet with many British and Irish ex-patriates who now live and work across Japan.
When asked a few weeks ago how kickboxing has changed his life 17 year old, James Braniff said “The amount of travelling I’ve already done at my age because of kickboxing is incredible.” Now he can add a VIP reception to an embassy. Many of the other guests were keen to hear what brought three teenagers all the way to Tokyo, especially in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak. The young ProKickers shared their love and dedication to the sport of kickboxing and how they now had an unprecedented opportunity to be crowned K-1 champions on Sunday 15th, following their success back in December. The trio, along with coach Billy Murray impressed and enthused fellow guests so much that many will now be attending the K-1 event to support the ProKick team.
Whilst missing the support of a home crowd, the Northern Ireland team have found their fan base and truly recognised that sport unites no matter where you are in the world. Datactics are an innovative technological firm that are connecting and working globally with worldwide organisations, now they have made it possible for Jay, James and Grace to do the same as young athletes.