High Harrington teenager Thomas Johnston dominated for England in kickboxing’s prestigious Fibo Cup.

The 13-year-old Keswick School student was on international duty in Cologne, Germany, where he fought in the under-13 and open weight category.

He dominated the advanced division, beating fighters from all over Europe and in the final he excelled again, beating the current German national champion.

This was the second leg of the German tour, after the Tapout Knockout Club fighter previously won the Samonte Cup in Dusseldorf in February.

Thomas was selected after winning the WKU world kickboxing championships last year in Athens, Greece and gaining the English title late last year in Birmingham.

He will have the option to attend the third and final leg of the tour in Simmern, Germany, which is the German open and arguably the biggest individual competition in Europe if he can obtain sponsorship to help with his journey.

Thomas trains under Trevor Cunningham in Workington’s Tapout Knockout gym.

He’s been working hard in all aspects of martial arts and continues to train with Nathan Askew of Empire Sports Performance Centre on his strength and conditioning, which has given Thomas a massive edge in competition.

The youngster has also been working closely with Tom Fitzsimmons, a former two-time British kickboxing champion, while sparring countless rounds with his close friend Ryan Dobinson.

His proud mother Terri Johnston said: “I am so proud of Thomas and his achievements so far.

“He has been on such a journey and has so much more to achieve.

“He’s such a positive, determined, focused and hard-working lad and knows exactly what his goals are, and he is constantly putting the hard work in to make this happen.”

His father, Frank Johnston, thanked everyone for all their help, adding: “Thank you to everyone involved in Tom’s journey so far.

“It’s fantastic to see all the support he is getting from his coaches, team-mates, family, friends, school and the community.

“People think kickboxing, MMA and ju-jitsu are individual sports, however you can’t compete at an international level without a world-class team behind you.”

For Tom to continue his international journey he now requires sponsorship. Anyone who can help can get in contact on 07764 577715.