August 20 2014 Latest news:

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Five-day forecast

Veteran Islington kickboxer Syed Haider Mannan is seeking sponsorship to help him realise his dream of winning a world title later this year.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The 52-year-old black belt 7th dan collected a silver medal in the Over-85kg section (48 years and over) at last month’s English Championships in Manchester.

It was the third year running that Mannan had picked up a medal at the tournament – a particularly impressive achievement given that he has endured surgery on his leg four times, as well as heart problems.

Now he is aiming to scoop further honours at July’s European Championships – also in Manchester – and the World Championships, which take place in Portugal in October.

“They thought my knee was totally finished, but I am still determined to become a world champion,” he said. “To help me do that, I need someone to sponsor me.”

Mannan is also planning to open a kickboxing club in north London in the future. Anyone interested in helping him out should email syedhaidermannan@hotmail.co.uk

Share this article

0 comments

   Local advertisers

More Sport articles

Local Search 24
Looking for a:
Location:
Search radius:
Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Islington Gazette on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Islington businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Islington Gazette, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all