This weekend Emily Morley, aged 15, in Year 11, went to Saltash in Cornwall to compete in the Final League Championship event for U18 Karate black belts. Emily was the youngest competitor and the only female. She had a great event, taking on all the older male competitors and came away with a gold and silver medal.
Congratulations Emily! What a success!
Tate Budge in Taekwon-do Triumph
‘Tavistock College student, Tate Budge, won at the British Taekwon-do championships last Saturday and is now British under 16’s sparring champion and British under 18’s 2nd degree black belt patterns champion! He has been on stage with John Bishop at Plymouth Pavillions to celebrate, and met the comedian back stage after his show for some photographs and a chat about the sport and becoming a world champion.
Sporting Student Stars at Tavistock College
Emily Morley is a member of DRKJ Karate group in Plymouth Crownhill where she has recently achieved her 2nd Dan at Karate Jutsu after many training sessions. Emily has also just taken away five gold medals for fighting in a tournament in the U15 – U18 age category. Well done Emily keep up the hard work!
Chantel Whiting, age 12, started boxing at the age of 11 and hasn’t looked back since. She has recently been selected to compete in Guernsey and Portsmouth representing the Western Counties boxing team. Chantel trains 3 time a week at the Mayflower Amateur Boxing Club and competes most weekends. She has been recognised as an up and coming talented boxer and boxing for the Western Counties at such a young age so early in her career is very impressive. Few female boxers have achieved this honour at such a young age. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Chantel!
Stephanie Hutchins, aged 15, has many talents when it comes to sport but she excels at cricket. Stephanie has recently secured a place on the Devon team; she has been for England trials and is now on the scouting watch out list and being monitored. She has been selected for the Devon Elite squad and won bowler of the year for the Devon U15s. Her team recently came 2nd in the UK Plympton 1st regional Cup and won the Plympton 2nd Cup. Stephanie certainly has a very exciting sporting career ahead of her and it is all down to her hard work and dedication to sport.