On Saturday 21st October 2017 we had a total of 23 York Elite Karate-Ka enter the KUGB Northern Region Championships in Sunderland. It was a day of magnificent performances right across the team and we're very proud of all of our members who competed. As ever we are very grateful to the families and friends who also turned out to support everyone and enhanced the atmosphere of the day.

Notable events included the return to competition of Harry Cuddy who captained our Male Kumite Team including Connor Dunckley, Constantino Alvarez-Odell and Hugh Fowler to a superb third place narrowly losing out to Halewood in the semi-final. Kudos also to Hugh Fowler who replaced an injured Constantino in the semi-final and faced current World Champion Joe Rawcliffe in the first fight and to Connor for an awesome ushiro-geri to win his fight.

Cayleigh McCartney and Paul Mellish got bronze medals in their respective kumite events. However the stars of the day were undoubtedly Eleanor Poels, Gold Medal Winner in the Girls Kumite, and Arthur Sharpe, Gold Medal Winner in the Boys Kumite. Both Eleanor and Arthur did exceptionally well against tough opposition and maintained their form, focus and composure to emerge worthy winners. 

Well done and thanks again to everyone who made the day so enjoyable for all.

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