Region 1 support the BTC Touch gloves Initiative
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With over 450 junior and female competitors, this was an exciting competition not to be missed. As students from UKITF Region 1 took on the best the BTC had to offer, we were all eager to watch a day of explosive, all or nothing sparring.

Stepping into the T.A.G.B’S playing grounds we knew the odds were against us as we quickly had to adapt to new rules and scoring system. However as always, we were keen to step up to the mark and show everyone we were here to win!!

Our first win of the day came by Gurlaine Sidhu in the 4th Degree and above division with Gemma falling just short to take a well-earned bronze medal. Continuing in this fashion, our second gold of the day was won convincingly by Harry Evans who’s strength and superior ring-craft proved too much for his opponents……..Another win to add to his every growing collection of titles.

Gold number three was taken by senior Competitor Inta Sadika in the points sparring division. Although being Inta’s first ever competition, she did not seem fazed by the occasion. Battling her way through 2 tough bouts she was able to both outwork and outscore her opposition. With Inta’s 1st competition down and one gold medal under her belt we look forward to watching her progress from strength to strength.

The dream team ‘Katie Hetherington, Lucie Robertshaw and Esme McCarthy’ took our final gold in the junior female team sparring. Leaving their opponents faced with a barrage of quick kicks and powerful punches the girls unanimously took a well-deserved gold home for UKITF.

Win lose or draw this was a fantastic show from Region 1, highlighting both our support to the BTC and Touch Gloves initiative. For more information on the touch gloves program and to view how it is being implemented across the country, please search the following link;

Or to find the full list of results please follow the link below;

Written by: Region 1 - 17th April 2015

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