Donetsk regional federation of hand-to-hand fighting (DRFHTHF) with the support of the financial and industrial corporations DMS in conjunction with the Office of Physical Education and Sports of Donetsk Regional State Administration organized Youth hand-to-hand fighting Championship in Donetsk region.
The competition took place on October 6 at fitness center “Ldinka.” It was attended by 10 teams from Donetsk, Makeyevka Gorlovka, Shahtersk, Slaviansk and Khartsyzk - a total of 96 athletes in the age groups of 14-15 and 18-20 years.
According to the results of the competition, which, incidentally, became the qualifiers for the championship of Ukraine, which will be held in Kirovograd, team prizes were distributed as follows: 1st place - SC “Kazak”, 2nd place – Urban hand-to-hand fighting Federation of Makeyevka, 3rd place - SC “Mirage 74”.
DRFHTHF annually participates and independently organizes and conducts regional and Ukraine championships and other competitions among youths, men and women of different age groups. In the national team DRFHTHF athletes regularly take part in international tournaments of various levels. Only from the last World Cup in 2006 representatives of Donetsk region brought five medals. Federation actively helps the development of hand-to-hand fighting in law enforcement bodies, assists in organizing and conducting competitions, TCB and seminars. DRFHTHF pays great attention to work with adolescents, especially those from disadvantaged families.
Organization of free training and workshops sponsored by corporations DMS in orphanages and schools enables talented children to grow strong and healthy, realizing their potential not in the streets but on sports arenas. According to the results of 2005-2006 DRFHTHF team took 1st place in the Championship of Ukraine on hand-to-hand fighting and won the Federation Cup.