Small team has a very big impact
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.
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.