Real Wrestling Olympic Freestyle
The Northern Ireland Open and Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Championships will be held at Downshire School, Carrickfergus on Saturday 12 April, starting at 9.30am. The event will begin with a display from local Irish dancers, followed by the wrestling tournament.
With teams of top wrestlers attending this annual event from across Europe, England, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Wales and clubs from all over Northern Ireland, this has the potential to be the most successful tournament held within Northern Ireland since the 1980s. There will be senior, junior and mini wrestling matches and for the first time, the sport of submission wrestling under the new FILA rules.
Wrestling is a great spectator sport and everyone who comes along is guaranteed an exciting day. Everyone is welcome to come along and support their local wrestlers at this year’s event. For further information please visit the NI Olympic Wrestling Associations website at www.niowa.org.