'Grand Champion' title for Liam
6:02pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Sport
TEENAGE martial arts exponent Liam Rees has further displayed his outstanding talent with overall success in a major event.
Taking first place in the third and final leg of the Lordswood Combat Tri-Series in Birmingham on Sunday, 16-year-old clinched the overall grand champion title in the men's 75kg and under category despite being the youngest and lightest competitor.
The 'Series' event began back in April when Liam finished second and he followed this up with a similar placing in the second event in July.
Going into the third and final event knowing that fourth place or better would be enough to clinch the overall title, Liam finished in winning style by remaining undefeated in all his competitions and was congratulated by all his opponents, who showed great sportsmanship.
Liam is now in training for the WOMAA European Games in Jersey on October 25 and this will be his last event for 2013 as he has recently enrolled in a sports and coaching course in St David's College, Cardiff, to enable him to continue with his sporting career.