English Karate Federation National Championships were held in Sheffield on 18th & 19th April 2015. The Squad met at the Ponds Forge Sports Centre at 9.00am and, after a quick squad meeting, we made our way into the arena for a long weekend ahead.
The 17 squad members who were representing the Western Karate Union this weekend were:-
Shaun Langson -75kgs & Male Team
Rory Daniels Male Team
Ali Nyoni -67kgs & Male Team
Paul James -67kgs 7 Male Team
Jamie Bowen -60kgs & Male Team
Lauren Bickley 16 – 17 yrs old Female+59kgs
Sophie ward 16-17 yrs old Female -53 kgs
Mitchel Wyatt Sugg 16-17 yrs old Male +76kgs
Niralee Kilsby 16-17 yrs old Female -59kgs
Holly Ward under 21 yrs old -68kgs/Ladies 18yrs old + -68kgs & Ladies Team
Sarah Abdulgani Female -65kgs & Ladies Team
Charlie Smith 16-17 yrs old -68kgs
Sasha Wyatt Sugg 12-13 yrs old -50kgs
William Collins 14-15 yrs old -63kgs
Rachel Taylor Female +68kgs & Ladies Team
Avani Kilsby 12-13 yrs old -50kgs
Nabeel Uddin 16-17 yrs old Kata
Coaches in attendance: Mark Haynes, Darren Haynes, Rory Daniels.
On Saturday 18th of April the kata was on first so not much happened until about midday. The girls kicked off the first bouts of Kumite with Avani Kilsby, Sasha Wyatt-Sugg and Holly Ward Followed by the Male and Female teams.
Sunday 19th was the busiest day for the squad with all other squad members flying the flag for the W.K.U with pride, a tough day of of fights ended up with a few injuries but nothing to serious.
WKU Individual Results
WKU Team Results
WKU Male Team
WKU Ladies Team
See gallery for more photos.