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SGTKD at the English Championships
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The weekend of 2nd & 3rd February saw students from SGTKD travel down to Paignton to attend two UKITF events.


The first was on Saturday afternoon when Phoebe, Ben BA, Joseph, Kieran, Callum, Ollie & Ben C took part in the GB squad training session. This brought together ranked students from all over the country all hoping to be selected for the elite GB squad who will take part in the European Championships in Barcelona in July. It also brought together friendships that had been forged in competition but were becoming stronger by having the opportunity to train together. It was a very cold experience for those watching but for those taking part there was little chance to feel chilly as they were put through two hours of rigorous training. Patterns were refined and new sparring techniques practised under the watchful eyes of Miss Burridge, Mr Churchward, Master Wood and Mr Cude.


After this the weigh in began and members of different clubs once again joined together to help set the hall up for the English Championships the following day.


Twenty students from Stoke Gifford TKD took part in the championships and it was another great day for all concerned. The whole hall was a mass of constant activity as the six rings became the focus of attention. All The Giffs students did themselves proud and it wasnt long before the medal tally began to grow. Patterns were quickly followed by sparring and then power and special technique. In total SGTKD brought home 31 medals 10 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze.  Full results are :-


Ben Baker-Attwood-Gold Sparring


Sarah Baker-AttwoodGold Sparring


Chloe Baker-AttwoodBronze Patterns, Silver Sparring


Charmaine PatoleBronze Patterns, Gold Sparring


Adam GauntSilver Patterns, Gold Sparring, Gold Special Technique


Sebastian TurveySilver Sparring


Phoebe GrandfieldSilver Patterns


Joseph Elson- Silver Sparring


Ben Chapman-Silver Patterns, Gold Sparring


Callum Brown Silver Sparring 


Esme McCarthySilver Sparring


Lucie Robertshaw Gold Patterns, Bronze Sparring


Ollie Robertshaw Bronze Patterns, Bronze Sparring


Connie McDermottBronze Patterns, Silver Sparring


Kiera BeckSilver Patterns, Bronze Sparring


Harry Stone


Maddie Boyle Bronze Patterns, Gold Sparring


William LambernBronze Patterns


Myles CoombsSilver Patterns, Bronze Sparring


Kieran McDermottGold Patterns, Gold Sparring


 


Our thanks goes to the UKITF Tournament and Umpire Committees and to all those who gave up their time to help out on the day and ensure that the tournament ran so smoothly. Thanks also to the families and friends who travelled down to support everyone.


See you in Scotland!

Written by: SGTKD - 18th February 2013

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