Cadoxton School of Taekwon-Do awards night

Barry And District News: SUCCESSFUL YEAR: Pictured with their instructor and coach are the award winners. SUCCESSFUL YEAR: Pictured with their instructor and coach are the award winners.

ON Friday, December 20, the Cadoxton Schools of Taekwon-Do held its annual awards presentation and disco at Market Street club.

The school had an extremely successful year and can boast of five world champions holding nine world titles between them. Six European champions holding 15 titles between them and seven British champions holding eight titles between them. The night was a great success with parents and students alike all enjoying themselves.

The first award was best beginner and it went to Katie Watkins. The most potential trophy was awarded to Lucia Cunningham. Most improved female and male awards went to Jessie Blackley and Jake Quigley who have both worked hard at their basic techniques showing that they have a good future within the martial art of Taekwondo.

Jake Quigley was also presented with the WOMAA Wales Charles Ames Memorial Shield from Master Mal Johns.

The perseverance male and female awards went to Maddison Allen and Cody Jacobsen both students never give up, always trying their hardest to achieve their goal. The indomitable spirit award went to Thomas Haysham. Thomas was unable to attend due to an accident, so his Sister Shannon picked up the award on his behalf. Special Achievement Award went to Bradley Halford; Bradley is one of a few students who achieved their 3rd degree.

Two special awards are given out in memory of Charles Ames and Michael Conibear.

The very popular Lucy Newman was the recipient of the Michael Conibear (star student award) which was donated to the club by Michael’s mother. Matthew Bennett was presented with the Charles Ames memorial shield by Alyson Williams.

Student of the year went to Anita Sheppard, for her all round ability hard work and dedication to the art of Taekwondo.

For further information and training times phone Barry 406372.

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