Get Damian to Muaythai Worlds
- By: Jackie Rens
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/damian-collins
Damian Collins is the 30 year old, single dad of daughter Kayleigh, whose mom passed away 2 years ago. To make ends meet, Damian works in the insurance industry and, whenever possible, moonlights for extra income.
Damian has recently been selected as part of the official South African Muaythai Team for 2019 to take part in the International Federation Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand from 19-30 July 2019. (IFMA is the only world Muaythai federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee). Being a single parent, Damian’s main priority is providing for his daughter; thus he is in need of sponsorship to fulfil his dream of competing in the World Championships in July.
His participation needs to be confirmed by the 17th June 2019 so we only have a few days to try help make this goal a reality!
Funds needed are for the following:
Flight: R10 000
Accommodation: R13 000
Federation Admin Fee: R2 000
SA Protea Kit: R2 500
IFMA Fight Kit: R870
Transport: R1 630
Sundries: R10 000 (food, visa costs etc.)
TOTAL: R40 000
A talented athlete, Damian was a junior South African karate champion and junior black belt as a youngster before stepping away from martial arts to pursue other interests. His continued love for martial arts recently led him to join Warrior Sports in Centurion under the tutelage of, SAAMF president, Kru Brett Clarke and his team. Since entering his first tournament he has remained un-defeated, going on to win regionals and, most recently, the South African National Championships.
Damian is a disciplined, talented and fearless fighter with an immaculate work ethic and sportsmanship. He is a respectful and gracious opponent and above all, a loving and committed father.
The chance to compete in this event would be an honour and the possibility of bringing back a medal for his country would be a dream come true for him.
We would love to see this deserving dad test his mettle against the best in the world!
All funds raised for Damian to participate in the IFMA World Championships in Thailand, will go directly to Damian to pay the fees to the organisation, book flights & accommodation, buy his fight kit etc.
- Jun 18, 2019 - R 2 030.00
- "We know you can do it my love. " - Lynnette Kourie
- Jun 13, 2019 - R 5 000.00
- "God bless" - Anon
- Jun 13, 2019 - R 507.50
- "You go get 'em!!" - Anon
- Jun 10, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Look forward to seeing your gold medal when you get back!!!" - Steve Kobrin
- Jun 10, 2019 - R 1 522.50
- "Bring home the medal, Skinny!" - Anonymous