Northern Open and Gradings February 2016

Northern Yorkshire Open 2016

Sunday 21st February saw 4 competitors compete at the prestigious Northern Open Championships.

Northern Yorkshire Open 2016

Representing the club were Zuko Robb, Florence Bradley, Rachel Eagleton and Sophie Santillo. First up was our Junior Zuko Robb who drew 2-2 but unfortunately lost on referees decision on flags. Our Second Junior was Florence Bradley who had a large category but managed to take the first 3 rounds without loosing a point. Unfortunately Florence lost in the semi finals to a much taller opponent 2-4 but a well deserved Bronze and a much needed medal.

Next up was our first cadet in Rachel Eagleton who was on fire and took the first two rounds 8-0 and 9-0 and winning the final with a 5-2 win taking our first Gold of the day.

Northern Yorkshire Open 2016

Last up was our only senior Sophie Santillo who has made many adjustments to her training which paid off this weekend taking her first round 9-0 and second round 8-2 against two very talented and strong England, Welsh national fighters, taking Sophie to the final. In the final we met a talented England fighter but again Sophie's changes in training had paid off winning 5-0 and taking the second Gold of the day. My thanks goes to two amazing coaches in Patrick and Robbie, the parents and all squad members that continue to fight, represent and promote the club and YMCA.

Gradings

On the same day the club had 65 students grading on the first grading of the year. The students again year in and year out were excellent and the attitude is second to none. The hard work they all put in is very tough and the results they get and enjoyment on there faces collecting there new belts is priceless. Well done.

Gradings

University of Surrey Seminar 2016


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