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ProKick Teens journey to the land of the rising sun

October 03, 2019

A once in a lifetime experience awaits three of ProKick’s talented teenagers, Grace Goody, James Braniff and Jay Snoddon, as they prepare for an epic trip to Japan in December.

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ProKick’s talented teenagers, Grace Goody, James Braniff and Jay Snoddon, as they prepare for an epic trip to Japan in December.

ProKick’s talented teenagers, Grace Goody, James Braniff and Jay Snoddon, as they prepare for an epic trip to Japan in December.

The ProKick teenagers will have the chance to immerse themselves fully in the Japanese culture; exploring the iconic sights and sounds of Tokyo, learning about their healthy and fulfilling way of life, to discovering the history of a beautiful and diverse nation. For Grace, Jay and James, this will be an experience that will develop them not only as competitors but as people.

Head Coach, Billy Murray will travel with the teenage team, and having been to Japan a number of times, has his own personal experiences of how impacting spending time there can be. “At ProKick we are committed to developing our young people in many different ways. This was an opportunity was too good to miss. I want to help them, I want them to achieve excellence in the sport and in life and that is why I proposed the trip to them. I’m excited about their development, not only as competitors but as people.”

As you can appreciate there are considerable costs associated with a trip like this, therefore look out for fundraising that will be taking place in order to help these guys make their way to Japan. If anyone has any fundraising ideas, no matter how big or small, speak to Mr. Murray or any Senior ProKick member.

A big thank you to Mark Bird and Hiro Mochizuki for all their help and work out in Japan to make this happen. The ProKick team is worldwide!

Words by: Kathryn Warren

The Gym fundraising is going well so far:

The first event - sponsored Fun walk/Run raised £860

The second event - A Kids event at the gym raised £290 + a donation of £100 from Mr Darren Dougan (Golden Dragon Club)
An anonymous donation from a gym member of £1000

The third event will be, a ballot on the show on the 26th Oct at the Stormont Hotel.

The forth a social night - A disco night - date and venue to be announced.

Here are the teams individual Fund raising Pages, please help if possible:

James Braniff

Jay Snoddon

Grace Goody



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