REPORT: English Karate Federation National Championships, April 2015

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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

Rachel Taylor


Sophie Ward

Sarah Abdulgani

Paul James

WKU Team Results


WKU Male Team

WKU Ladies Team

See gallery for more photos.



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