Trio selected for scholarship scheme are ‘cream of the crop’

12:52 10 July 2014

Nato Ficarra with James Marsh, Jess Staines and Amaan Chowdry.

Nato Ficarra with James Marsh, Jess Staines and Amaan Chowdry.

Archant

Former European karate champion Nato Ficarra has selected three students places on a brand new six-month scholarship scheme.

Nato, 46, has been focussing on developing future champions since retiring from competitive karate in 2012 and he teaches classes in Ely and Sutton as well as in Cambridge.

Earlier this year, Nato announced he was on the look out for students to take part in a new scholarship.

And, after months of consideration, Nato announced his three candidates at the weekend.

They are Amaan Chowdry, from Ely St Mary’s Primary School, and Jess Staines and James Marsh, from Ely St John’s Primary School.

The scheme will entitle the students access to any of Nato’s schools in the area, a place in his academy at the Paradise Centre and six months of private lessons.

Nato said: “I had hundreds of youngsters going for a place on the scholarship and it was so difficult to chose. I obviously couldn’t pick all of them so these guys really are the cream of the crop – I believe they are going to do big things.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

16:55
Two vehicle crash on A10 Downham Road

The A10 between Ely and Littleport is currently blocked due to a two-vehicle collision on Downham Road.

16:48
Doddington Community Hospital

Out-patient clinics at Doddington Hospital and Ely’s Princess of Wales Hospital are at risk unless a new provider can be found.

12:24
Police conduct searches of suspected drug users outside the property. Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
17 Springhead Lane, Ely
26/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

Suspected drug dealers across East Cambridgeshire were targeted in a series of police raids this week.

12:21
Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct the last of 4 warrants searching for drugs., 
Ely, Littleport, 
29/04/2016
Picture by Terry Harris.

Yet more arrests were made in Littleport as the curtain came down on East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest operation in their crackdown on drug related crime - Operation Edison.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up