The Squad Session for Cadet International Team Selection took place at SBG HQ on Monday June 7th from 12-3pm.

The Team Ireland Cadet coaching panel consisted of Cadet team Head Coach Philip Mulpeter, Danni Neilan, Alan McCormack, Nerijus Gulbinas and Sergey Pikulskiy.

Candidates were divided into three groups and participated in a three separate group training sessions for assessment by coaches. Coach Nerijus assessed Jiu Jitsu abilites, Coach Sergey assessed wrestling abilities and coaches Danni and Alan assessed striking abilities while Head Cadet Coach Philip oversaw each session.

Following assessment the coaches met to discuss and confer which candidates they deemed of an appropriate technical level to progress onto the fight-offs.

Two spots are available per age, weight division and gender, with extra spots available for competitors from Northern Ireland.

Any divisions with more than two eligible participants engaged in tournament style fight offs in the MMA Cage refereed and judged by IMMAF Certified official Derek Hickey.

Below are the details of Cadets who have been selected for the International team to represent Ireland at the 2021 IMMAF Youth World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria from July 29th – August 1st 2021.

Nathan Kelly, of SBG HQ was also selected for the team but has been forced to pull out of the competition due to injury, Luke Williamson of SBG Cork has stepped in to replace him.

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