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Taekwondo team in great form

PUBLISHED: 09:49 08 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:01 21 May 2010

Bungay Taekwondo Club members.

Bungay Taekwondo Club members.

Early on Sunday 25 bleary-eyed competitors from Bungay Taekwondo Club (pictured), spectators and referees left Bungay to participate in the East Anglia inter-club competition, held in Raunds (Northants)

Most of the competitors were competing in either a new division or had never competed before so nerves were palpable, but everyone was eager to do as well as they could.

Early on Sunday 25 bleary-eyed competitors from Bungay Taekwondo Club (pictured), spectators and referees left Bungay to participate in the East Anglia inter-club competition, held in Raunds (Northants)

Most of the competitors were competing in either a new division or had never competed before so nerves were palpable, but everyone was eager to do as well as they could.

A fantastic result at the end of

the long day saw Bungay finish a creditable runner-up to Wellingborough, beating the much larger towns of Northampton, Kettering, Boston and Raunds.

A club spokesman said: “Well done to everyone who entered or supported the club. It was a great day with a good team ethos and ended in a super result.

Results: Sparring patterns, Chloe Florido, junior 5th-1st kup silver; Elliott Ross, junior 10th-5th kup bronze, silver; Amy Barker adult 5th-1st kup silver, silver; Ivy Lau adult 5th-1st kup gold; Nicole Somerville junior 5th-1st kup gold; Kerri Warman junior 10th-5th kup gold; Lianne Hatcher junior black belt gold; Ryan Hatcher adult 3rd -1st kup, bronze, gold; Rushanth Patirakiri junior 10th-5th kup gold, gold; Mark Porter adult 10th-5th kup bronze; Adam Casey junior 10th-5th kup silver; Gary Peck male veteran gold; Fiona Larter adult 5th-1st kup gold; Clare Sloan adult 10th-5th kup silver, gold.

Commiserations went to George Crickmore, Freya Dodd, Petitia and Rory Larter and Jordan Peck who all were fantastic competitors but just missed out on medals.

Thanks also went to great supporters, Mrs Casey and Kevin, Mickey for driving one of the buses and Martin Sloan for excellent impartial refereeing (also Lianne).

The club trains Tuesdays 7-8pm, Wednesdays 4-5pm and Thursdays 7-8.30pm.

For more details call Clinton Gillett on 07970 664965.

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