A NUMBER of students from Hall Family Taekwondo excelled at the Welsh Verve Kickboxing Open.

The 25-strong squad battled their way to victory in traditional taekwondo patters, sword fighting, point sparring and continuous sparring categories to earn a fantastic 36 medals.

All levels of ability took part in the day, with many students entering their first tournament under the leadership of instructors Luke and Sarah Hall and coaches Dan Sneddon, Nick Slane and Jon Walsh.

The team, with the youngest member just six-years-old, earned a total of 11 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze medals, as well as an ultimate fighter champion and team achievement belts. The ultimate fighter category is open to any weight and grade, male or female.

Three of the team members entered this, including Tyler Furnell, who at 17 stepped up to compete in the adult open weight.

He showed great effort, but missed out on a medal.

Instructor Sarah Hall also competed in the category to earn a bronze medal and Luke Hall fought through to win the championship belt after finishing first.

Hall family were also awarded a team achievement belt on the day.

This was open to any group who entered the event and was awarded to Hall Family for the support and attitude shown on the day.

It was noted that all Hall family students and supporting family were not only showing great sportsmanship, but also were encouraging to other competitors and showed great respect throughout the day.

Anyone who wants more information about the club, including training times and venues, can email info@halltkd.co.uk or visit halltkd.co.uk

Picture: Back row, from left: Shane Hall, Ewan Hunt, Jason Winney, Tyler Furnell, David Jones, Mark Stevenson, Paul Rowlands, Jon Walsh, Nick Slane, Dan Sneddon, Luke HalL; front, from left: Sarah Hall, Michael Hall, Emily Prosser, Alex Winney, Marcus Ashfield, Jay Furnell, Alex Stevenson, Chloe Prosser, Molly Prosser, Sarah-Jane Walsh, Harry Whittall, Lyndon Winney.

Not Pictured: Colin Pugh and Evan Pugh