Justin Donally of the Fivestar Fight League says amateur cards give fighters a chance to continue to enhance their skills without going pro before they are ready.“We’ve got an affiliate gym in Tumbler Ridge and our head kickboxing coach [Paul Rosborough] is there all the time and he has a huge amount of athletes there,” he says. “It’s really important that you keep these amateurs active so they’re not going pro before it’s time to go pro. Our kickboxing program here at Fivestar is huge. This gives us a chance to really promote kickboxing as well as MMA.”He adds that last year’s show in Tumbler Ridge went very well despite the small population and hopes to make a stop in the town an annual event for Fivestar.- Advertisement -“Tumbler [Ridge] was a huge success. Aside from Fort St. John it was my favourite show. We had close to 800 people come out in Tumbler Ridge with a population of less than 4,000,” Donally states. “The whole community got behind it. We’ve got six or seven locals competing on the card. It’s a little hidden gem. Not only is it a good fight town but it’s a beautiful place to visit. We’re really looking forward to going back and doing it and we’ll continue to do it every year.” In an effort to allow anyone to come who may have been affected by job losses in the community, tickets prices for the event have been reduced and some will be given away in a charity event prior to weigh ins for the card.“There’s been some layoffs as everybody has heard in the mines down there so obviously we had to look at that when we were planning this card but we said ‘you know what, if we have to go there and give away tickets we’re going to come back’ because we want to support the community,” Donally explains. “We dropped our ticket prices down for this event so everybody could afford to go. We’re doing a charity golf tournament the day before weight ins and giving away a bunch of free tickets for that. It’s what we do; we give back and we’ll put on a great show for Tumbler [Ridge] and we’ll be back next year.”Advertisement Tickets for the event are $65 for beer garden tickets and $45 for general admission. VIP tables run at $100 per person for a table of ten. Tickets are on sale now at Fivestar Athletics.
The hotel in MexicoDD TRAVEL: Here’s this week’s Late Break Deals:14 nights in the 4-star Riu Yucatan in Playacar, Mexico (overlooking the Caribbean) is €1,297 per person. Departs Dublin on June 13. This holiday is All Inclusive. Details on falconholidays.ie. Price includes baggage and transfers7 nights at the 3-star Silver Springs Hotel in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, will set you back just €291 per person. But you’ll have to be packed and ready to go…the flight leaves Dublin tomorrow, Monday, at 7pm. Price based on two adults. The holiday is also via falconholidays.ie. The holiday is self-catering, but an extra €65 will get you breakfast each day. Flights are from Dublin.If you need more time to plan, then falconholidays.ie has a great deal to Tenerife in mid-June. 7 nights at the Catalonia Punta del Rey, Las Calettilas, costs just €496 per person – based on two adults sharing – and is all-inclusive. Flights leave Dublin on June 17.Club world Travel have one week half board in Son Baulo, Majorca. Depart Dublin June 18 from €2,300 for a family of 4. – or One week full board on Thomson Majesty Cruise visiting Alcudia, Palamos, Toulon, Sete, Barcelona and Ibiza. Depart Dublin July 12 from €899pp. – or One week B&B in Hotel Astoria, Lake Garda, Italy. Depart Dublin July 20 from €675pp. Call 048 3025 7555 for more details.STAY LOCAL DEAL: The weather is warming up and Donegal can be hard to beat. You can stay at the beautiful 4-star Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh (below) for just €69pp B&B. 2-night Activity breaks with a surf lesson thrown in are €169pp – or 2 nights B&B and one dinner for the same price of €169. Booking on sandhouse.ie for the best deals.DD TRAVEL: LATE BREAK DEALS TO THE SUN – MEXICO FOR €1,295 was last modified: May 28th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bulgariadonegal daily travelLate break dealsMexicoRossnowlaghSANDHOUSE HOTELTenerife