On Friday 15th Jan 2016 we held our Annual Awards Party at the Poppleton Community Centre. With around 100 attendees it was a fantastic evening with great feedback from everyone who attended.

Back by popular demand was Alan Leach and his high tech Speedquiz (www.speedquizzing.com) which as always was great fun with a whole load of challenging questions for young and old alike (and plenty of opportunity for our resident teacher parents to "clarify" a few of the answers....!!!).

After the first two rounds of quizzing we took a break for an awesome buffet prepared by Sarah and Maria, with added extras from some of our parents - many thanks to everyone who contributed.

After the grub we had another two rounds of tightly fought Q&A before the winning team, headed up by our very own Andy Coatesworth emerged victorious. Of more importance however was the intense competition between a group of Dads against their better halves. It was nip and tuck throughout but in the end the Mums (Janis, Jude and Sarah) emerged on top - we never expected anything less, (better luck next year Steve, John and Alex...!).

After the quiz we had our Annual Awards. As a club we had a fantastic year and the Instructors wanted to recognise this through the award of a number of certificates and merit awards (ippon of the year, most memorable moment etc) as well as some more dubious awards (most injury prone, best hair and so on...).

Finally we got down to the serious awards which were:

Most Improved Junior - Tarik Semic

Most Improved Senior - Suzanne Greening

Competitor of the Year - Connor Dunckley

Bushido Award Kyu Grades - Grace Kerr

Bushido Award Dan Grades - Attila Rejto

Karateka of the Year - Sam Blundell

Congratulations to all of our award winners and many thanks to all of our members and especially their families and friends who provide incredible support throughout the year. We're looking forward to a successful 2016 and hope to see you all at next year's Awards Party.  

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