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Three Double National Champions emerge from WKKC Nationals

Twenty two of our students attended the National Championships held at the Richard Dunne Sports Centre in Bradford in Mid March and after a tough days competition they accumulated a total of 7 Gold’s, 6 Silver’s and 10 Bronze Medals.

For Mia Woodward, Jamie Hunt and Kyrah Khan it was a case of double success as the trio won in both light contact and semi contact, our other gold medallist came from a more unlikely source with Kaiya Henry – Jones making her National Championship debut winning in her light contact division, Kaiya showed great confidence considering her limited tournament experience with a very strong performance.

Silver Medals went to Adam Whiteman, Hallie – Jo Talbot, Harvey Grenfell, Tejay Bacon in Light Contact and Kaiya Henry – Jones and Tejay Bacon in Semi Contact whilst Bronze Medals went to Brad Derbyshire, Romeo and Eromi Navaratnam, Shane Love – Ashton, Shannon Bacon, Katy Hamer in Light Contact and Hallie – Jo Talbot, Idress Hussain, Ethan Gourgel and Shannon Bacon in Semi Contact.

Collectively our students had an excellent result the emergence of some of our less experienced fighters Ethan Gourgel, Eromi Navartanam and Kaiya Henry – Jones who all achieved  qualification for the World Championships for the first time was a huge positive for the academy and underlines the great job our coaches are doing.

With Ruby Hoyle, Patrick Hoyle and Chloe Love already qualified as current World Champions not competing at the Nationals joining all those who qualified at today’s event it is clear we will taking a very strong contingent of competitors to the World Championships in Dublin later this year.