Karate kids bring home bumper medal haul from trip to Dublin

Eighteen members of the Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) represented the Norfolk classes o

Eighteen members of the Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) represented the Norfolk classes of Traditional Shotokan Karate UK (TSKUK) in Dublin at the 3rd WTKO Open Championships. - Credit: Submitted

Eighteen members of the Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) represented Traditional Shotokan Karate UK in Dublin at the third World Traditional Karate Organisation Open Championships.

The squad comprised of members ranging from seven to 16 years old from all over Norfolk and returned home with a total of four gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals.

Micah Avowlanu (7), Max Clay (13), Elliot Dronfield (16), Gabby Forrest (16), Ellie-Rose Fyfe (9), Reegan Green (10), Leo Jones (10), Molly Lambert (12), Udon Leathersich (8), Alex Loombe (13), Shannon Marment (12), Patrick Matthews (16), Rohan Munagapati (13), Dylan Partridge-Kelly (11), Matthew Potter (16), Joshua Spruce (16), Arwen Stewart (11) and Max Threadwell (13) were picked for their dedication and commitment to their chosen sport of karate.

Delighted squad coach and ESKA chief instructor, Jason Hitchings from Norwich, said: 'I was extremely pleased with the whole squad's performance at the competition and with the athletes efforts and training leading up to the event.'

ESKA has clubs based around Norfolk, including in Norwich, Aylsham, North Walsham, Wroxham, Dereham and Thetford.


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