Congratulations to Beccles Taekwondo students who attended the Northamptonshire Inter Club Tournament on 15th Feb 2015
Barbara Mazza: Silver Sparring, Gold Patterns
Jason Drake: Silver Sparring, Gold Patterns
Gary Wheeler: Silver Patterns, Gold Destruction
A much smaller contingent of Bungay and Beccles Taekwondo students than usual travelled the 100 miles to Northampton in order to compete in this year’s inter-club competition. Many of the usual stalwarts were on holiday or unavailable due to prior commitments but those that did attend achieved great success.
From Bungay High School Christian Everett (year 7) and Liam Everett (year 9) represented the club superbly with Liam getting 2 silver medals for sparring and patterns in his age and belt category whilst his brother Christian gained bronze for patterns and brilliant gold for sparring in his division. He was also praised by all the black belts for his level of technical ability and self-control whilst fighting some slightly smaller boys in his category. Mr Baddour’s son Jed, who trains in the Wednesday after school club also did really well to win gold for patterns and bronze for sparring in the Pee-wees (under 12s).
From Beccles Barbara Mazza won silver for sparring and a great gold for patterns with the same results for Jason Drake whilst Gary Wheeler got silver for patterns and a fabulous gold for all coloured belt veterans destruction. Bella Gibson competed well but just missed out on a medal place.
Mr Gillett finished of the medal haul by winning gold in sparring and silver for patterns in the Veteran black belt males. With all the medals won we came 4th in the area, only beaten by much bigger towns such as Wellingborough and Northampton which was a great if somewhat surprising achievement with our diminished team!
Students are getting ready for the British GTUK Championships at the moment but it is still possible to come along and train, just contact the clubs for further details www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk or www.beccles-taekwondo.co.uk