Junior World Championships 2013

Junior World Championships 2013November 7th to 11th saw the Junior World Championships held in Spain and representing the club were Sophie Santillo and Fran Hardcastle.

The England Team flew out the week before to pre train. Having arrived with the family and Hardcastle family we set of to see Sophie fight. Sophie fought an Argentinian fighter that she beat at the word youth cup and this should have been relatively easy fight. Sophie pressured the girl all the way but neither girl could score. After 2 mins both fighters drew but we lost 2-3 on flags.

Fran was up on the last day and started off slow but managed a first round win 3-2. The next round Fran got picked off very quickly and then walked on to a hook kick and eventually lost 0-8 to a good fighter!

The week was not the best for the whole team with everyone out 1st and 2nd Round and only 2 people that really performed well!!

Sensei Sat commented "The girls did not fulfil there true potential and at this years World Championships and we need to look back study and find out what the issues were! We will not stop till we reached our goal and I am still proud the girls are still working hard to fulfil there dreams!!


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