Veras Academy Karate Association reaches 3rd place out of 61 associations from 10 European countries.
VA International Competition Squad lead by Head Instructor Sensei Raphael Veras, travelled to Luxembourg at the weekend to compete for England in the prestigious International Coupe de Kayl in Luxembourg.
The Veras Academy International Squad came away with no less than 4 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals for their team and country!
On Saturday the juniors led the way with Luca Veras, aged 7 winning gold in both the Kata and Kumite and also winning the coveted “Best Competitor Under 14 Years” trophy – a huge achievement and a huge trophy!
Brother Liam, aged 9 then won gold in Kumite and bronze in Kata, followed by eldest brother, Luan, aged 10 who won gold in U12 -45kg making all three brothers individual International Champions!
Their team-mate Lucienne Brown, aged 11, rounded off the first day of the competition with a well earned bronze medal in the U12 -35kg Kumite.
On Sunday it was the turn of the two Veras Academy Elite competitors to test their skills.
Andras Tomas won the bonze medal in the +70kg and then went on the win the Silver medal in the Senior Open Kumite category
Andrew McLarney won the bronze medal in the-70kg and also a bronze in the Senior Open Kumite.
Also Competing were Seyhan Cinar Luke Kavenagh and Jack Walsh who did extremely well in their events although they did not medal.