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European Championships, Wetzlar Germany 2006
Results can be found here

On the 30th of June to the 3rd of July the ITF European Championships was held in Wetzlar, Germany, hosted by Mr. T. Martella.

Members of the Team UK England squad arrived throughout the day on Thursday the 29th.

The tournament began on the Friday with the opening ceremony and competitors from each country lined up for the opening speeches from the organisers and Masters.
The tournament encompassed the four main ITF events i.e. patterns, sparring, special technique and power breaking, for both individuals and teams.

Commencing on the Friday and continuing over into the Saturday was the 18th Senior and the 1st Veteran European Championships, with the 9th Junior Championships on the Sunday.

On the whole the England squad put in an incredible performance winning an amazing tally of medals including all four team sparing golds, as well as individual and team overalls probably the best result England have ever had in an ITF European Championships.
It was great to see the English squad pulling together and supporting one another great comradeship in the English camp! However, after a somewhat subdued start from the England supporters on the first day, Master Wolf appointed Mo Stevens as head cheer myster and he did an excellent job well done Mo!

The friendly Anglo-Irish rivalry made for an electric atmosphere, especially during the team events but of course we all met for a celebratory drink after the tournament as usual!
For some of the England team coaches it was their first experience coaching at international level they did a great job, motivating the team members on the day being a key factor. It was also wonderful to see the team coaches working together for the benefit of all our members.

Following the medal ceremony on the Monday morning, it was all hands on deck for the colour belt competition. Masters, black belts and officials pulled together and worked extremely hard to run a professional tournament in record time! It was clear that the colour belts had been inspired by what they had seen at the black belt tournament.

On a personal note I would like to thank Master Nicholls for nominating me with the honourable task of writing the report! On a serious note however, on behalf of all the English competitors who were present at the tournament, would like to thank Master Nicholls for his tireless effort and support, working every day of the tournament from start to finish to ensure each days successful conclusion.

Well done to all of the competitors it takes a lot of courage to get out onto the mat, win or loose and I am sure you will all agree it was an amazing experience!

If any parents or supporters have any photographs or video footage from the tournament please forward to thank you.

On behalf of myself and all the members of the UKITF, special thanks to all of the referees and judges from around Europe who worked so hard to make this a successful championships and to Mr Martella for hosting the event.

In closing condolences to Mr Martella on the sad and untimely loss of is father over this weekend.

Report by Miss Lucy Wolf V Degree

Written by: ITA Administration - 18th December 2007

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