WOW! What fantastic results for Stoke Gifford TKD at the European Championships in Barcelona.
The club brought home, 7 Gold, 1 Silver & 3 Bronze, plus 2 x best overall champion trophies.
Ben C, Kieran, Ben B A, Ollie & Joseph all did their club & country proud with outstanding performances & attitude.
Ollie was crowned European Champion in the U14’s boys patterns & a bronze in the micro sparring.
Kieran was crowned European Champion in the U14’s boys light sparring & a Silver in the patterns.
Joseph gained a well earned bronze in the U16’s micro boys sparring.
Ben C was crowned European Champion in the U14’s boys micro sparring & a bronze in the patterns. He was also awarded best overall U14’s boy in Europe for his performance.
Ben B A was crowned European Champion in the U16’s boys patterns & European Champion in the light boys sparring. He was also award best overall U16’s boy in Europe for his performance.
Miss Grandfield who travelled out to support UK ITF & club members was asked to join the junior girls team at very short notice as they we a member short. As always she rose to the occasion & helped them win 2 Gold’s!
Team UK was also awarded a huge trophy for best overall junior country in Europe.
All in all the trip was a great experience for these young competitors. All of their hard work with the Team UK squad over the past eight months as well as their solid foundation gained a Stoke Gifford TKD has certainly paid off.
I would like to thank supporters from the club; Alison, Billy, Phoebe, Nicky, Vin, Salli, Glyn, Eloise, Sarah, Laura, Vicky, Frazer & Bradley for supporting all Team UK competitors 100%.
Much thanks goes to Ashley & Master Nicholls for organising & making the trip possible & the UK ITF coaches for all the hard work both before & after the competition.
The training now continues in preparation for the UK ITF British Championships in October.