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Brothers to represent GB in European skating championships

Tuesday 20th August 2019

MAIDSTONE’S roller dancing brothers Oliver and Zachary Martin are in training for two top contests in Europe next month, when they will represent Great Britain.

The brothers took up the sport just six years ago after joining Maidstone Roller Dance Club.

Oliver will be skating in the Senior Men’s Solo Dance event at the European Championships in Germany, from September 2-8, and Zachary will compete in the Youth Men’s Solo Dance event at the Cup of Europe, Italy, from September 25-28.  

It’s another major achievement for Maidstone Roller Dance club, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The club meets at the YMCA in Maidstone, and is one of the oldest roller skating clubs in the country.

Club secretary Frances Sheldrake said: “The brothers are still quite new to the sport, both having joined in 2013, but both have progressed quickly through the ranks to become British Champions. This is Oliver’s third consecutive British title and Zachary’s first.

“The club is very excited and proud to have them both selected to represent not only Maidstone but Great Britain too.” 

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