24th Oct, 2019

Chelmsley Taekwondo excel at Taekwondo International European Championships

CHELMSLEY Taekwondo Club returned from the recent Taekwondo International European Championships in Novigrad, Croatia with accolades galore.

The club returned from the Championships with seven medals between the three fighters that participated, a stunning return from the three-day tournament.

Head instructor Sean Rodgers could do little to hide the satisfaction he felt from witnessing the boys come of age on the grand stage.

“As an instructor I am immensely proud of the boys achievements,” he said.

“This shows with hard word dedication and commitment, anything is possible.”

Representing the club in Croatia were first dan black belt fighters Mallic Francis, 15, and Frankie Farrell, 11, whilst nine-year old Dylan, brother of Frankie, is currently a black stripe and is going for black belt grading in October.

Between them, the trio excelled, with Mallic winning two gold medals in the point stop sparring and continuous sparring events, whilst Frankie won a gold in point stop sparring, and a silver in continuous sparring.

Dylan took golds in point stop sparring and continuous sparring, and a bronze in patterns – whilst also being named the fighter of the tournament for his age group.

The trio have trained at the club for the past five years, and continue to improve their pedigree in the sport.

Mallic had already won a gold medal in the Midlands and the English Championships this year, whilst Frankie and Dylan Farrell have also taken medals from the two tournaments.

They next look forward to a number of area competitions in the coming months, before testing themselves at the British Championship in Worcester in November.

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