A BIG WELL DONE to Jason, Henry and Miss Jenna Akerman who attending the Wellingborough Interclub Tournament on Sunday 23rd Feb.
Bungay and Beccles represented the East and came 3rd overall in a competition that had 9 other clubs taking part.
These medals were really hard fought for, and well deserved see full report below.
Henry: Bronze Sparring, Silver Patterns, Best Male Junior Competitor of the day.
Jason: Silver Sparring, Bronze Patterns.
Jenna: Adult Black Belt Bronze Patterns.
If you are interested in the next tournament just ask these guys what it felt like to compete!
East Anglia Interclub Success
Fifteen students of all ages travelled to Wellingborough in Northamptonshire to compete in this year’s East Anglia Interclub tournament and came away with a superb haul of 18 medals, 3 trophies and a creditable 3rd place. The students from Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo clubs had the furthest to travel and the longest day but fought against stiff opposition in order to reach the podium.
Gold medals were won by Lucy Thurbon (aged 12) and Amanda Burden (who also won a silver for patterns and the best adult female competitor award), Lucy also gained a bronze for her sparring after bravely fighting on with a split lip. Adam Fuller (aged 11) won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst his brother Lewis (aged 15) won silver for patterns. Jacob Burden gained silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst his brother Ben narrowly missed out on a medal in a huge Peewee division. Danny Hammond won silver for sparring, Karl Swanston won silver for patterns and bronze for sparring whilst also gaining the best adult male competitor award, unfortunately his son Jake finished 4th in both sparring and patterns after coming up against larger competitors and narrow decisions. Liam Howes (aged 12) fought bravely to win a silver for sparring in his 1st ever competition. Jason Drake achieved a superb silver for sparring in an all coloured belts adult category in which he was the lowest grade whilst also getting bronze for patterns. Henry Howe (aged 15) was rewarded for his artistic patterns with a great silver medal, and battled hard to win a bronze for his sparring, this also earned him the award for best junior male competitor of the day.
In the black belt section Jenna Akerman (aged 17) won bronze for patterns and Saskia Baylis (also 17) got bronze for sparring in the tough adult female category which rounded off a very busy day.
Clinton Gillett the area international instructor said “all competitors from the region did themselves proud as just having the guts and determination to stand up in competition and fight opponents as well as nerves deserves respect and admiration, only 10% of club members nationally compete so just taking part is a credit to themselves”.
Students are now gearing up for the British Championships and the next grading but there is always room for new beginners so if you want to come along to either Bungay or Beccles club you will be made very welcome in our family friendly classes and you can find details on our websites www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk
The next tournament is the Big One the GTUK British Nationals 8th March at Ryton Nr Coventry.
Anyone wishing to enter needs to get an entry form filled in and back to us by the end of next weekend.
See the web site for Details of the upcoming British Champs 8th March 2014
Just a quick note to let you know the next grading is on:
Saturday 29th March 2014
1st Quarter Belt Grading
Bungay High School, Hall 1.
arrive 9.45 am for 10.00 am start.
So please try and attend as many training session before this date so that we can help get you ready!
See you in the Dojang!
For up to date info please regularly check our website www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk
or call Susan and Nigel Bedingfield on 01986 895204
or email: [email protected]
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