We travelled over to Croatia to take part in the 2019 Taekwondo International European Championships.
Our small team of just 5 competitors performed amazingly to come away with a total of 14 medals! 4 Golds, 8 Silvers and 2 bronzes.
Freya Roberts-Howie with 2 Golds and a Silver
Lewis Byles with 1 Gold and 2 Silvers
Abbie Pritchard with 1 Gold
Finlay Howie with 1 Silver and 2 Bronzes
Mike Pritchard with 4 Silver medals.
What an amazing achievement for these students who's hard training, dedication and great sportsmanship shone through during the tournament.
Our medalists from the European Championships 2019!
We attended the annual Welsh Open Championships in Cardiff with our Team and we were excellent once again with some fantastic performances.
The winners were as follows:-
Lewis Byles - Gold Team sparring, Silver Individual sparring.
Sue Thomas - Gold Sparring and 2 Silvers in both patterns and Team sparring
Nikki Sibeon - Gold - Power Test plus 2 Silvers in 2 further power test events
Freya Roberts-Howie - Bronze Sparring
Ian Jones - Bronze Sparring.
Also great performances by Abbie and Jeff in their divisions and were unlucky not to medal this time!
Our medalists in Cardiff!
Once again our students travelled down to the T.A.G.B Headquarters in Bristol to grade for their Black Belts and higher Dan grades.
I am very pleased and proud to announce that we now have 2 new Black Belts and 5 new 2nd Dan Black Belts at our clubs.
They all performed fantastically on the day to achieve their new grade.
New 1st Dan Black Belts are :- Haydon Hughes and Hannah Thomas.
New 2nd Dan Black Belts are :- Will Ellis, Samantha Hubbard, Rhian Hindley, Mark Butler and Christopher Cooper!
WELL DONE TEAM, AWESOME ACHIEVEMENT!
We took our team of competitors down to the Birmingham Arena to take part in the T.A.G.B. British Championships where there were over 1,300 competitors taking part! All our students gave 100% in their performances and did themselves and the club proud. Some were unlucky not to win but it was a very difficult tournament with the very best of British Taekwondo practitioners taking part and those that did win are as follows :-
Gold - Hannah Thomas - Sparring
Gold - Sonia Roberts - Sparring
Gold - Lincoln Roberts - Sparring
Gold - Sonia Roberts - Foot Power Test
Gold - Lincoln Roberts - Hand Power Test
Gold - Lincoln Roberts - Foot Power Test
Silver - Hannah Thomas - Patterns
Silver Charlotte Thomas - Patters
Silver - Lewis Byles - Team Sparring
Silver - Mike Pritchard - Sparring
Silver - Hannah Thomas - Team Sparring
Silver - Lincoln Roberts - Grand Champion
Bronze - Finlay Howie - Sparring
Bronze - Charlotte Thomas - Sparring
Bronze - Marc Roberts - Sparring
Bronze - Mike Pritchard - Team Patterns
Bronze - Sonia Roberts - Hand Power Test
Bronze - Sonia Roberts - Grand Champion
Also brilliant performances by Phoebe Jones, Emily Vann, Freya Roberts-Howie and Abbie Pritchard. Also huge thanks to the families and supporters and the students that encourage each other during these tournaments!
WHAT A TEAM!!
Gold 5pts, Silver 4pts, Bronze 3 pts, event attendance 1 pt
The winner at the end of the year will be 2018 Competitor of the Year.
Points are doubled for international events such as World or European Championships.
Please note that attendance points are deducted if you win a medal.
W = World Championships, E = European Championships
NAME G S B ATT PTS
L Byles 8(E) 9(E) 89
MPritchard 4 7(E) 64
F R-Howie 9(E) 2(E) 1 1 70
H Thomas 2 4 1 1 34
C Thomas 3 4 2 37
S Thomas 2 2 2 20
F Howie 1 1(E) 4(E) 2 27
I Jones 3 3 1 30
APritchard 2 (E) 1 16
E Rider 3 1 19
O Thomas 2 10
G Reece 1 1 9
R Hughes 1 1 8
S Roberts 1 1 7
W Ellis 2 6
N Evans 2 8
B Evans 1 1 7
P Jones 2 1 2 9
J Jones 1 2 4 16
E Vann 1 1 1 9
K Jones 1 3
E Hughes 1 1
O Thomas 1 1
E Hughes 1 1
C McLaren 1 1
H Hughes 1 2 6
M Lewis-Jones 1 1
M Hughes 1 1
B Mortimer 1 1
M Butler 1 1
C Cooper 1 1
B Fleetwood 1 1
Every Sunday there is Welsh Squad training with Master Peros (Welsh Team Coach) at his academy in Cardiff. These sessions are open to all ages and all grades. No dobok required just training bottoms and a t-shirt, your sparring equipment and a drink of water for the much needed drink break!
These sessions are fantastic to learn the latest techniques and to improve your sparring from one the best taekwondo coaches in the world and maybe you could even earn a place on the Welsh Team!
Training time is 10am - 12pm at The Taekwondo Centre, 194b Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF3 1GW
Make a note of the following dates, all gradings at our Academy in Prestatyn:-
Please arrive for your grading at 4.30pm (ALL GRADES TO ARRIVE AT THIS TIME):-
PLEASE NOTE ALL BLUE STRIPE BELTS AND ABOVE MUST BE IN THEIR FULL TAGB SPARRING EQUIPMENT TO START THEIR GRADING!
Club T-shirts, hoodies & beanie hats now on sale!
Club T-shirt £17
Childs Club Hoody £23
Adult Club Hoody £26
Club Beanie Hat £7.99