Very good haul for Veras Academy
PUBLISHED: 14:30 24 April 2016
Club claim 10 medals at English Championships
The Veras Academy competition squad had plenty to celebrate at the English Karate Federation National Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
The group combined to bring home 10 medals, with Luca Veras winning gold in the eight to nine-year-old kumite.
There was a silver medal in team kata (10 to 13) for Luan Veras, Liam Veras and Seyhan Cinar, while Sam Mrabet won silver in the under-75kg senior men’s kumite and took bronze in the open event.
Harry Elves claimed silver in the learning disability kata competition, as Luan Veras took bronze in the 10 to 13-year-old boys’ kate.
Donna Blake and Jasmine Pomeroy combined for team kumite bronze, with Pomeroy adding two more bronze medals in the under-68kg kumite and open events.
Chloe Casimir completed the haul with bronze in the over-54kg girls’ kumite and the efforts of the squad pleased Association head instructor sensei Raphael Veras and coach Alton Bronw.
Veras said: “I’m extremely proud of my team. Each one is working towards individual long term goals and this competition was an important part of that journey.
“Each one of them performed to their best ability and I could not ask them for more than that. I am very happy.”
The Veras Academy is a traditional Shotokan Karate club with a strong emphasis on competition with students competing in both kata and kumite events.
For further information on club locations and activities visit their website verasacademy.co.uk.
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