Small team has a very big im­pact

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT - Re­sults:

For a small team they pack a lot of punch. The Roxburgh Tae Kwon Do team have re­turned from the South Is­land Tour­na­ment in Christchurch last month win­ning eight out of the 11 fights its mem­bers en­tered. Club pres­i­dent Richard Grot­ers said the team of seven were awarded 13 medals in to­tal and ev­ery team mem­ber came home with a medal. "We just to­tally dom­i­nated," he said. The club has 11 mem­bers, while other clubs tak­ing part had more than 80 mem­bers, and in some fights the Roxburgh team was fight­ing other 5-6kg heav­ier. Part of the suc­cess was put down to a train­ing sem­i­nar held with New Zealand rep­re­sen­ta­tive Nick Door­man two weeks be­fore the com­pe­ti­tion and by the train­ing pro­vided by their coach Bruce Hair. "Their foot­work re­ally stood out. They were very su­pe­rior," Mr Grot­ers said.

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Top fight­ers: The Roxburgh Tae Kwon Do team, from left, back: Sean Levein, Bruce Hair, coach, Tay­lor Hair and An­nalee Black. Front: Joseph Grot­ers, Read Bent­ley, Bray­den Whyte and Myah Richards. The team re­turned from the South Is­land Tour­na­ment in Christchurch last month with ev­ery mem­ber tak­ing home a medal.

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