Waltham Karate Club kids bring home medal haul

Waltham Karate Club medallists Ben Van der Wardt and Oliver Sellars EMN-150218-101051002

Waltham Karate Club medallists Ben Van der Wardt and Oliver Sellars EMN-150218-101051002

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Waltham Karate Club students shone at an inter-club karate competition in Nottingham.

The district event was held at The Dojo, in Beeston, where more than 50 children from around the East Midlands competed in kumite (fighting) and kata (moves).

Ben Van der Wardt (13), from Hickling, took home two medals, a gold for the 15 and under mixed intermediate kata, together with the bronze medal for the 12-14 years boys’ kumite.

His club-mate Oliver Sellars (12) also took a medal back to his Stathern home after earning a bronze medal in kumite.

Their coach Deb Beevers said: “I’m extremely proud of the boys – they showed tremendous team spirit throughout the event.”

* Waltham Karate Club meets on Mondays in the village hall. A free taster session is available to children aged 5 and above from 4pm.

Call Deb on (01949) 869167 or 07976 315912.