Huyton-based taekwondo club Liverpool Elite recently competed in the Ultimate Open and came away victorious with an amazing five trophies.
The Ultimate Open is a UK Ranking Tournament for A-Class fighters across the country. Liverpool Elite travelled to Barnsley for the competition and was among 30 different taekwondo clubs there fighting to take home some victories.
Eleven-year-old Emily Clark from Dovecot won 16 – 12 in her semi-final and seventeen-year-old Kristina Lees from Huyton won in her junior semi-final with a result of 9 – 5. Kristina also won 13 – 11 in her junior final, 20 – 5 in her senior semi-final and 22 – 7 in her senior final. All of this success meant she was awarded double gold.
Other stars include nine-year-old Lincoln Littler from Prescot who won 11 – 8 in his quarter final and 11-year-old Dylan Clark from Dovecot who won 18 – 9 in his quarter final.
This isn’t the first success story for the club – two of its members have been selected to represent their country and three medals were won at the International Hanguk Kids Cup earlier this year.
Liverpool Elite train at King George V Playing Field in Huyton on Mondays and Fridays from 6pm to 8pm, and Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm.
Over fours can join Liverpool Elite by going along to any one of the sessions and can enjoy the first two lessons free of charge.
For more information, contact Jake Moscrop on 07557 356285.