On a very hot Sunday 1st July we took a squad to the 22nd Central England Championships at the impressive University of Worcester Arena.
This is a very tough championship to medal at historically and this year the standard was higher than we have ever seen. Over one thousand competitors were in attendance will all tatamis running flat out all day long. On the whole the squad all acquitted themselves well showing great spirit whether they won or not.
We eventually came away with 1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal and 5 Bronze medals. Congratulations to all medalists:
Sharif Ebrahimi - Veteran Male Kata
Amelia Stanley - Team Kata 16 Years+ (Along with Jessica Maitland & Grace Baron)
Louis Powell - Boys 12-13 Years Kumite -50KG
Panashe Mangwana - Girls 10-11 Years Kumite +1.42M
Amar Chakraborty - Veteran Male Kata
Amelia Stanley and Cara Hopkins - Pairs Kata 16 Years +
Isabella Wilkes & Thomas Elmore - Pairs Kata 10-12 Years