Saturday, 10 August 2019

CeX give pair a fighting chance! says The Teesside Gazette


CeX-sponsored martial artists Ben and Nathanial bring home the glory!

Read the full article from the Teesside Gazzette below.

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Two Teesside fighters have been put on the road to success thanks to a sponsorship deal. 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors Ben and Nathaniel were in medal-winning form in Birmingham representing Submit2Success and their ZR team. 
Local business CeX, with branches In Middlesbrough, Stockton, and Redcar, is sponsoring Submlt2Success, a healthy lifestyle, and training project that uses the combat grappling sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to engage young people. 
The pair, both from Thornaby, returned home from the NEC with gold and bronze in their respective divisions. 

Facing some of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors In the country, Nathaniel won gold becoming British Champion In his grey belt bracket, and Ben fighting against competitors from the renowned Gracie Barra and Pedro Bessa camps took bronze in his yellow belt division having faced some very tough matches. 

They both went back to the Middlesbrough CeX store that buys and sells games and gadgets to show off their medals. 

"We're chuffed to win this for Thornaby and Teesside and encourage others to get involved with the Submit2Success project," they said. "It's completely free of charge and thank CeX for their help". 
Local CeX store owner Raf Ali who sponsored the boys said: "We've run our CeX store in Middlesbrough for over 10 years and want to be useful to the community, donating to good causes like this should be at the forefront of every local business."

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