Che­sham mem­bers in mas­sive tro­phy haul

Club cel­e­brate plenty of sil­ver­ware won at BUTF Cup

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­

(Above) Che­sham Taek­wondo Club’s team with their tro­phies and (above right) young Al­fie Mills in ac­tion Mills win­ning an un­ex­pected gold in the pee wee spar­ring di­vi­sion, as he had been work­ing on his turn­ing kicks and it re­ally paid off for him.

Af­ter the colour belts, it was the turn of the black belts, with Che­sham’s Max Whit­ley con­tin­u­ing his un­beaten run in the BUTF by win­ning the ju­nior black belt pat­terns once more, while Jit­man landed a bronze in his first black belt tour­na­ment.

The spar­ring then brought about one of the most ex­cit­ing fights of the day, be­tween Whi­ley and the only per­son to have beaten him be­fore, Joe Rigg, in the low (height) di­vi­sion. With Whi­ley hav­ing to win to stand a chance of get­ting a medal, he did just that, but only af­ter the first round clash went to ex­tra time – and be­fore long he had a sec­ond gold to his name too.

Mit­ter­hu­ber, in the mid­dle weight se­nior black belt spar­ring, wres­tled back his ti­tle af­ter some se­ri­ous full on spar­ring spar­ring, while ju­nior black tag Lewis Swallow, se­nior red tag Shel­don Chil­dress and se­nior green belt Martin Rit­ter all achieved two golds.

Along with Whi­ley, they all stand a chance of be­ing crowned over­all cham­pion, depend­ing on how they per­form at the Bri­tish Tour­na­ment in Novem­ber.

In­struc­tor mas­ter Keith Whit­ley said: “To see th­ese young kids rep­re­sent their club and come away with a tro­phy and a mas­sive smile is worth all the hard work. They all per­formed fan­tas­ti­cally well, as did all the se­niors too.”

Any­one wish­ing to join the club should phone 01494 778 764 or visit che­ All begin­ners from the age of seven are wel­come.



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