We had our Annual Awards Party on Friday 11th Jan at Poppleton Community Centre and feedback from the evening has been great. Thanks to everyone who put the effort in to make it a success and special mention must go to Sarah and Maria for a fantastic buffet.

The party started with a Speed Quiz run by Alan Leach (http://www.speedquizzing.com) which was great fun bringing out York Elite's true competitive spirit. After a tense(!) four rounds of competition the quiz was won by the "Cordes Fireballs" so well done to Ben, Lynsey, Daniel and Isla (with a little help from Sensei Crowther!). After the quiz a number of certificates and awards were announced for our top karate-ka. Of the certificate winners the most pleased had to be Gary Fentiman who, against really stiff competition from the Friday night lads (bad luck Ian and Ben) won the inaugural "Men in Tights" award. "I'm so proud" said Gary afterwards........

The main event of the evening was the presentation of the top 6 awards and huge congratulations go to:

  • James McNichol - Under 12 Competitor of the Year
  • Sammi King - Under 16 Competitor of the Year
  • Fraser Grice - Over 16 Competitor of the Year
  • Gaby Sanderson - Bushido Award for Kyu Grades
  • Connor Dunckley - Bushido Award for Dan Grades
  • Sammi King - York Elite Karate-Ka of the Year

Finally Jason Crowther was named as Club Captain for 2013.

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A selection of photos from the party are shown below. A great evening following on from a great year for the club last year and we're looking forward more success for York Elite in 2013.

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York Elite Style...........................................

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