Two future sporting stars are seeking donations to allow them to travel to Switzerland to compete in the World United Martial Arts (Wuma) championships.
Antony Foster, 15, from Chester and Thomas Green, nine, from Bryn-y-Baal need to raise more than £2,000 to make the journey to Geneva, Switzerland, in September.
Hundreds of people will compete at the Wuma World Championships from more than 60 countries – the boys who attend the Alan Price Martial Arts Academy in Hawarden have been selected to represent Great Britain.
They are trained in mixed martial arts – a blend of tae kwon-do, kick boxing and karate.
Thomas, who attends Ysgol Mynydd Isa, has been competing for just over a year and now trains about eight hours a week.
His mum, Sarah, said: “When Thomas started competing the 2012 Olympics were on and when Jade Jones won gold he was hooked. He begged us to take him to Flint to see the gold post box.”
Thomas is hoping to compete in the 2024 Olympic games.
Anthony has been competing for more than five years, starting martial arts training at the age of nine when he was a pupil at Cherry Grove Primary School in Boughton, Chester.
Antony trains in Hawarden and is being coached to become an instructor.
The Christleton High School pupil is actively involved in sport and is working towards his GCSE in PE and hopes to become a PE teacher in the future.
The boys are both hoping to add to their trophy and medal collection at the world championships.
Antony’s mum, Becky, said: “He would love to come away from Geneva with a trophy but who knows – a medal and a fantastic experience at the very least.”
Sarah added: “Thomas is so excited and wants to bring home more trophies for his cupboard.”
The trip to Geneva is self-funded and will cost about ï¿½3,000.
The boys are organising various fundraising activities including a family line dancing evening and Country Spice in Hope will host a curry and entertainment evening on May 8.
To help them on their journey the boys are seeking donations and corporate sponsorship.