Jamie White (16) and Barnaby Rowland (15), coached by Paul Quick and Scott Lory at Twin Tigers Muay Thai in Honiton Devon, have been chosen by the World Boxing Federation to compete in the Muay Thai World Games for Team GB in Thailand February 2024.

Jamie started training in Tae Kwon Do when he was just three years old. Jamie joined the local Judo club in Ottery St Mary Devon aged five and he started to compete soon after, winning many trophies and gaining valuable knowledge.

Jamie joined the Muay Thai world when he was eight years old in 2015.  Due to Jamie's mature attitude and his caring nature, he was asked by his coach, Paul to support the students aged between five and twelve, physically and mentally. Jamie has been in this role since turning fifteen. Jamie's focus for the past eight years has been solely on Muay Thai.

Barnaby aka Bam Bam, took up Muay Thai in 2019 due to being bullied in school, leading to low self-esteem and lacking in confidence. As well as suffering trauma from bullying, Barnaby suffers from a thyroid disease, which can have a huge impact on his physical and mental health. Since joining Twin Tigers Barnaby has been able to keep his thyroid disease under control.

Barnaby fought for a prestigious South West area title and he won by unanimous decision. Just eight days later, Barnaby fought in the CFC21 Championships in Surrey and came home with the Championship belt. In just four years, Barnaby has made so much progress that the World Boxing Federation have offered him a spot on the Team GB squad.

Jamie and Barnaby are training extremely hard five days a week. They each have two fights lined up in preparation for the world games in Thailand. They will both step into the ring on October 28 to fight on the World Boxing Championships open, and again on December 2 to compete on a highly respected promotion in Muay Thai called Roar.

We need your help to give these talented young men a chance. Let’s get them to Thailand to compete against the best fighters in the world at the famous Lumpini stadium in Bangkok. Visit Crowdfunder and search for Jamie and Barnaby to compete for GB.