Keris and Harlee are bound for Manchester

Harlee and Keris Hooker showed off their medals and trophies as they held a quiz night at Desborough Cons back in April to help them pursue their World Championship dream
Harlee and Keris Hooker showed off their medals and trophies as they held a quiz night at Desborough Cons back in April to help them pursue their World Championship dream

A brother and sister from Desborough are heading for the World KickBoxing Council’s World Championships in Manchester next month.

Keris and Harlee Hooker have won over 60 medals and trophies between them and have both qualified for the prestigious competition, which will be staged on October 26, 27 and 28.

Nine-year-old Keris has been in the sport for 18 months and currently holds a blue belt and also has a green belt in kung-fu while Harlee, who is eight, has been doing kickboxing for two-and-a-half years and holds a purple belt.

They train in Desborough, Corby and Kettering with the British Chinese Kickboxing Association (BCKA), which is led by renowned coach Alex Barrowman.

The siblings have been raising money to help fund their road to the World Championships with one of their biggest fundraising efforts being when they held at a quiz night at Desborough Cons Club back in April.

They are still seeking sponsors for their fight suits and tracksuits as they countdown to the big weekend in Manchester.

Anyone who thinks they can help with sponsorship can get in touch by emailing to teamhookerbcka@gmail.com or by visiting their pages on Facebook by searching for ‘Keris Harlee Hooker’ or ‘Team Hooker BCKA’, on Instagram by searching ‘teamhookerbcka’ or on Twitter @hookerteam.