The two Squad sessions leading up to the English Karate Federation Championships at Sheffield 20th and 21st April were well attended.
With 28 athletes and the new coaching team in place this was the largest Squad we had taken away for a long time. We were ready to compete.
All our athletes performed with a good sporting attitude and morale was high, as is reflected in the results.
Girls 14-15 years – Team Bronze (Lauren Bickley, Niralee Kilsby & Sophie Ward)
Boys 16-17 years – Team Silver (Kye Callaghan, Rhys Hopkins & Aiden Summers)
Gemma Cross – Kata Bronze
Indiviual Kumite: Boys 14-15 years – Bronze (Brad Summers)
Mens Open – Silver (Steve Heath)
– Bronze (Anatoliy Gorshkov)
– Bronze (Lee Heath)
Ladies Open – Silver (Sarah Clark)
Mens -67kg – Bronze (Ali Nyoni)
Mens -60kg – Bronze (Jamie Bowen)
AND for the fifth year – Mens Team – Gold (Rory Daniels, Anatoliy Gorshkov, Shaun Langston (Captain), Lee Heath, Steve Heath, Ali Nyoni & Ben Welch)
A big thank you to all, especially our coaches, who helped make this day a great success.
Lee and Steve Heath have both been selected for the England Squad and are due to represent England at the European Championships in May.
Alan Flook & Wendy White – Squad Managers