15 January 2024

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Year 7 Archie admits he is ‘very competitive’ which is good as he wants to take his Mixed Martial Arts career far! 

Archie says he got into the sport after watching it on television, aged around seven. 

“I asked my dad if I could go and we went to the North West Fight Academy in Preston. 

“It was a bit of a shock at first as I thought I could just beat everybody but I have been training hard and I am getting better. 

“I love it because it’s fun, you get to exercise and I am very competitive. 

“I train every day from 6-7pm and sometimes for extra hours. It does take a lot of dedication but I want to take it as far as I can.” 

Archie has had two fights so far – his first won by a submission in the second round with a mounted triangle and the second won by the same move in the first round. 

“I have got two trophies now which I am proud of. I am always nervous before a fight but I enjoy it once it starts and I win!” 

Archie also enjoys football and badminton. 

Tags: PE & Sport Year 7 Personal Development