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38th European Wado Kai Karate Championship

(October 22, 2011)


Six young athletes from Wolverhampton returned in triumph from Portugal this week with a clutch of medals. The six martial artists, all members of the Central England Wado-Ryu Karate Academy based at the IKON Martial Arts and Fitness Centre in Bushbury, were part of the England Squad that took part in the 38th European Wado-Kai Karate Championship held in Lisbon on 22nd and 23rd of October.

    Amelia Harvey (16), Curtis Harvey (15), Connor Harvey (11), Megan Hill (11), Tom Steel (11) and John Steel (10) secured between them a total of 13 medals, 12 gold and 1 bronze, from their participation in individual and team events during the Championship. Five out of the six competitors won two medals apiece, with Megan Hill securing three. The IKON students were part of a 54-strong England Squad that competed against teams from nine other European countries including athletes from Russia, Italy, Spain and Romania. The England Squad won a total of 30 gold medals during the two-day event.

    The IKON students were supported by a grant of £1,764 provided in September through Wolverhampton’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The fund is targeted to help community organisations and local charities, and the grant enabled the club to buy equipment essential for the competition.

    Stennett Harvey, chief instructor at IKON and Wado Kai England National coach, said: “I am really proud of the way in which these six young students performed at international level. They are a credit to the club, the City of Wolverhampton and to the England Squad.”

For further details contact:

Stennett Harvey, IKON Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, Showell Road Industrial Estate, Showell Road, Bushbury, Wolverhampton WV10 9LU

Land Line: 01902 – 425333

Mobile: 07958494602

    Email: cewka @ blueyonder.co.uk  

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