Magnificent 7 medals at Southerns

19 June 2015

Backwell Karate medallists Congratulations to the Backwell Karate competitors who took away a magnificent 7 medals at the KUGB Southern Region Championships, held in Reading on the weekend.

The championship saw club instructor Tim Griffiths secure Gold in the Senior Male Kata event for the third time while the Backwell Karate kumite team reached the final for the third year running, narrowly beaten into Silver medal position.

Success came from all age groups in the club, with Steven Connell securing a silver in the Male Junior Kumite (18-20 years) and both Fergus Puddy and Sam Henley taking bronze in Under 16 kumite and kata, respectively.

The full results are as follows:

Gold in Senior Male Kata: Tim Griffiths
Silver in Male Team Kumite: Tim Griffiths, Devon Troskie, Steven Connell, Ian Connell
Silver in Male Team Kata: Tim Griffiths, Devon Troskie, Steven Connell
Silver in Senior Male Kumite: Tim Griffiths
Silver in Male Junior Kumite (18-20 years): Steven Connell
Bronze in Children's Kyu Grade Kata: Sam Henley
Bronze in Boys' Kumite (5'-5'5"): Fergus Puddy

Well done to all those that took part and thank you to everyone that came along to support the club.

Full squad: Annette Connell, Gemma Connell, Ian Connell, Steven Connell, Tim Griffiths, Sam Henley, Josh Mashford, Aaron Mateer, Jim Mateer, Archie Newbury, Fergus Puddy, Dan Salter, Dayne Troskie, Devon Troskie, Nicki Watts and James Williams.