Karate kids do well at na­tion­als

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

A TO­TAL of 16 Whit­sun­day Kyokushin Karate stu­dents trav­elled to the 37th Aus­tralian Kyokushin Karate As­so­ci­a­tion National Ti­tles in Syd­ney.

There were 250 com­peti­tors all up and most of the chil­dren’s di­vi­sions each had be­tween 3040 com­peti­tors.

Club in­struc­tor Belinda Wood­ham said that all the com- pe­ti­tors fought ex­tremely well with the ma­jor­ity go­ing through to the fi­nal di­vi­sions.

The club brought home four plac­ings.

In third place was Malea Cal­laghan in the 6-7 years com­bined male and fe­male, Monique Wood­ham in the 10-12 years fe­male and Dal­las Wood­ham in the 10-12 years male.

Jennifer Millers fin­ished in se- cond place in the 10-12 years fe­male. “All stu­dents have trained ex­tremely hard pre­par­ing for the com­pe­ti­tion and their ef­forts were clearly seen and com­mended by all at­tend­ing the week­end tour­na­ment,” Mrs Wood­ham said.

“The op­por­tu­nity to com­pete at a National level has in­spired our stu­dents and they have all grown from the ex­pe­ri­ence and are now look­ing for­ward to the 2014 Ti­tles.” The club has their week­end train­ing camp at Camp Kanga on Septem­ber 14 and 15 where lo­cal Whit­sun­day stu­dents from Proser­pine and Cannonvale will be joined by stu­dents and in­struc­tors from Rock­hamp­ton and Mackay.

Term 4 stu­dents will fin­ish pre­par­ing for their end of year grad­ing set for Novem­ber.

NATIONAL TI­TLES: Josh Millers, Dal­las Wood­ham, Is­abella Millers, Jennifer Millers, Malea Cal­la­han, Jack­son Cross­ley, Liam Stephens, Se­bas­tian Heat­ley, Jessie Groom, Michael Fry, Monique Wood­ham, Ken­dra Crisp, Ryan Stephens, Bai­ley Corneal, Liam To­mas and Jack Wil­son all com­peted at the 37th Aus­tralian Kyokushin Karate As­so­ci­a­tion National Ti­tles in Syd­ney.

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