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Taekwando students' medals haul

PUBLISHED: 16:31 24 March 2011

BUNGAY Taekwondo Club has had another great tournament success.

Seventeen students travelled to Coventry for the GTUK National Championships and gained a fantastic total of 25 medals in all belt divisions – which is testament to the quality and talent of the students from the eastern region.

Pee wee (six to 12-years-old) and junior (13 to 17) students did especially well.

Medals. In age order, with youngest first: Ben Jordan (gold patterns) won four rounds of sparring before losing out to a points decision; Callum Read (silver patterns and bronze sparring); Reece Jordan (gold sparring and bronze patterns); Saskia Baylis (gold sparring and gold patterns); Jenna Akerman (gold patterns silver sparring); Sophie Akerman (silver patterns bronze sparring); Kal Bedingfield (silver patterns gold sparring); Milo Phillips (gold sparring and silver patterns); Denys Woolley (gold patterns silver sparring); Will Everson (gold Sparring silver patterns); Tom Raven (bronze patterns bronze sparring).

Adults (18 to 39-years-old) and veterans (40+) achieved great success as well.

Nidge Bedingfield (gold sparring and silver patterns); Sue Bedingfield (gold sparring); Clinton Gillett (silver patterns) also won the first round of the sparring but got his nose broken again so had to withdraw.

Other students participated bravely to win some of their respective rounds.

Casper Baylis, Callum Considine and Martin Sloan all did well and helped support the victorious students, along with many parents who were fantastic supporters.

It was well done to everyone, the team spirit was superb and they are looking forward to the next grading examination at the end of March.

The club is recruiting new students now. Go along to the High School on Tuesday or Thursday from 7pm or contact Clinton Gillett on 01986 892140 for further details.

The youngest students in the club are six years old and there is no upper age limit. Visit www.bungay-taekwondo.co.uk

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