King’s Lynn student wrestlers are ready for action

Falling Starr Wrestling Academy group with Jimmy Cambridge (back centre) (his wrestling name is Jimmy Starr) ANL-150122-150511009
Falling Starr Wrestling Academy group with Jimmy Cambridge (back centre) (his wrestling name is Jimmy Starr) ANL-150122-150511009
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Amateur wrestlers in West Norfolk will be grappling with professionals during a show on Saturday.

Students from the Falling Starr Wrestling Academy will be showing off their skills during the tournament at West Lynn Sports and Social Club.

Falling Starr Wrestling Academy group with Jimmy Cambridge (back centre) (his wrestling name is Jimmy Starr) ANL-150122-150522009

Falling Starr Wrestling Academy group with Jimmy Cambridge (back centre) (his wrestling name is Jimmy Starr) ANL-150122-150522009

Head trainer Jim Cambridge, who is also known as Jimmy Starr, is hoping a large crowd will turn out to support the wrestlers.

He said: “I work hard with these guys every week to try and make them the best wrestlers they can be.

“These shows give the guys a chance to take their first steps in the ring with some of the country’s best pro wrestlers. It’s nerve-racking but it’s vital if they want to achieve their dreams.

“It is going to be a great night of entertainment for all the family.

“Come along and support these guys. We need a crowd for them to wrestle in front of so they can gain experience.

“People will be surprised at the quality of the wrestling and it will be a great night out.”

The academy, which runs pro-wrestling training sessions in Lynnsport, has a total of 35 students in its junior and senior sections.

The junior sections are open to youngsters aged between eight and 13; the senior section is for those over the age of 13.

During the lessons, students work on their fitness with runs, squats and push-ups, along with the most important skill of learning how to fall.

Mr Cambridge said: “It attracts people from all walks of life. I have had people with no experience but they like the creative aspects and the flamboyant nature of it. It is hard work physically.

“World Wrestling Entertainment is hugely popular. We normally find that when it is popular in America it is popular here.”

Mr Cambridge made his professional wrestling debut in 2002 and has taken part in matches in America and Europe.

After suffering a series of injuries, Mr Cambridge decided to give up wrestling in the ring to training outside it. He set up the academy in 2011 and has seen it grow since then.

Saturday’s tournament starts at 7.30pm with the doors open from 7pm; tickets are £5 each and will be available at the door or can be reserved by calling 0758 1290824

Alternatively go to the website http://www.fswrestling.co.uk/ for more information.