Thomas claims bronze trophy

Thomas Chaytor
Thomas Chaytor

NINE-year-old Thomas Chaytor, who trains with Stamford Tae Kwon-Do Club returned with a bronze trophy from the recent British Tae Kwon-Do Championships.

Thomas, a pupil at the Malcolm Sargent Primary School, was selected to enter the championships by his instructor, sixth degree black-belt, Jill Pearce.

The competition held at Telford, Shropshire was hosted by the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain and attracted more than 1,000 competitors from across the country.

Gavin Arnold, also from the Stamford club, which trains at the primary school on Wednesday evenings, brought home a bronze from the men’s executive blue belt sparring competition.

The club’s year was rounded off with a grading promotion overseen by grandmaster eighth degree black-belt, David Oliver.

Results: 2nd Kup Red Belt - Gavin Arnold, Caswell Faulkner; 3rd Kup Blue Belt - John Heads, Cody Homfray. Connor Verrill; 4th Kup Blue Belt - Amy Beechey, Sam Bonser, Adam Bailey, Martha Clarke, Alexander Hardy, Mark Insley, Matthew Keyse, Kieran Pullinger; 5th Kup Green Belt - Benjamin Allsopp, Simon Allsopp, Finley Barrass, Adam Butcher; 7th Kup Yellow Belt - Rose Arnold, Adam Banks, Joseph Horne, Thomas Parker; 8th Kup Yellow Belt - Gary Butcher, Harrison Sheppard, Oscar Simmons.