Christina McKelvie MSP and Kickboxer Brandon Murray

Motion S5M-02797 launched in the Scottish Parliament.


Hamilton world champion kickboxer, Brandon Murray, has been recognised in the Scottish Parliament for his all-conquering achievements.

The kickboxer, who won gold in the -36kg category at the Kickboxing Unified World Championships in Italy, has been commended by MSPs.

Local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie MSP, has launched Motion S5M-02797 in the Scottish Parliament recognising Brandon’s achievements.

The motion reads:

That the Parliament congratulates 11-year-old Brandon Murray, from Hamilton, on his recent success in becoming a world champion at the Kickboxing Unified World Championships in Italy; notes that Brandon won gold in the -36kg category and silver at -35kg; congratulates the members of the community and Eddlewood Bowling Club on hosting a fundraising night for Brandon, which raised £700 toward the cost of the trip; notes that, with the kickboxing success also of Brandon’s older brother, Jamie, this isn’t the first Murray sporting dynasty to originate from Scotland; believes that the Hamilton Murray brothers have the potential to emulate their Dunblane counterparts; wishes Brandon and Jamie all the best with their upcoming bouts, and believes that their dedication, discipline and hard work are a credit to their sport and community.


Commenting on the motion, Christina said:

“It is a fitting tribute that Hamilton’s own world champion is recognised in our national parliament.

“Brandon has showed immense discipline and determination to reach such a high-level at such an early age.

“He is not only a credit to himself, but to his parents, his sport and his community.  The entire town of Hamilton is rightly proud of Brandon and his brother Jamie for their success in kickboxing.

“Whilst Scotland is already famous for producing one set of sporting Murray brothers, there’s no doubt in my mind that these two athletes can run their Dunblane counterparts close, if not eclipse them!”