HEREFORD Taekwondo members came away with a host of medals including five golds when they took part in the Welsh Closed Championship held at Pontypool.

This was the first competition for the upcoming season and a great warm up for members, especially as the British Championships is only weeks away. 

With 30 per cent of the Hereford team comprising of first timers their coaches were very pleased with the outcome. 

“Not all came away with medals, but they all came away with invaluable experience that will help them in the future,” said a representative from the club.

Leading the way for the Hereford club was James Goodfellow who took individual golds in sparring and patterns.

Maddie Dytor took teams gold and also finished with silver medals in sparring and patterns. Also showing their sparring skills were Daniel Evans and Daniel Powell who both took golds.

Leah Cashin finished with silver in teams and bronze in sparring. Also finishing with two medals was Ted Williams who finished with silver in patterns and bronze in sparring.

The Hereford team continued to show their sparring ability and both Rithvik Senthil-Kumar and Milo Stephens came away with silver medals from their categories.

Kyle Hammond clinched bronze in sparring while Stefan Dragomir and Maja Nielsnalska also came away with bronze medals from the teams event.

Anybody interested in setting yourself new goals or facing a great challenge by taking up taekwondo should contact Master David Sheppard 8th Dan on 07966 429392