PUMA Squad at ITF-England Championships
On Sunday 28th October ITF-England held their National Championships at The Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth. The P.U.M.A. Squad were there with 8 Competitors, 3 Coaches and 2 Officials (as well as loyal supporters).
We would like to extend our thanks to Mr Lammin, Ms McColl and Mr P Whitlock for their hard work on the day; as well as their efforts throughout the year preparing the squad for competitions like this. The squad were joint 5th on the medal table at the end of the day!
Mr and Mrs Swain attended the day as competition officials, on P.U.M.A.s behalf, helping to ensure the day ran smoothly. Both of them received praise on their efficiency and professionalism from multiple Masters in attendance, including the ITF-England President Master McKenna. Congratulations, and thank you, to Mr and Mrs Swain!
Massive congratulations to all the competitors, each one coming away with at least one medal! P.U.M.A. have 6 ITF-England Champions, two of them in multiple events! The full results are:
- Szymon Doniesiewicz – Bronze in Sparring
- Isabelle Roe-French – Bronze in Patterns, Bronze in Sparring
- Sam Gould – Gold in Sparring
- Jack Gould – Gold in Sparring
- Ed Colman-Roberts – Gold in Sparring, Bronze in Patterns
- Georgia Stans – Gold in Patterns, Silver in Sparring (on her first competition with the squad!)
- Gabriel Farrell – Gold in Patterns, Gold in Sparring
- Tom Warburton – Gold in Patterns, Gold in Sparring
A special mention goes to Mikael Cacia, who would have been competing if not for a back injury who travelled from Stoke to support his team mates!
If you would like the chance to be crowned ITF-England Champion next year, the first step is to head along to P.U.M.A. Squad training sessions; the next one is on Sunday the 2nd December. Squad sessions are open to TKD and KB students of all ages and grades; get it in your calendars now! The ITF-England Championships had events from 7 year old yellow belts all the way to Veteran Black Belt – there really is no excuse!
Congratulations once again to the P.U.M.A. Squad who’s focus now turn to the P.U.M.A. British later this month, and the P.U.M.A. International Open in February!