THREE Nunnery Wood High School pupils are heading to the European Wado Kai Cup in November.

George Shough, Sam Bowerman and Jodie Dodgson all do karate with WadoKai Worcester and will represent England in Monor, Hungary.

The club have classes for various ages at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex and Perdiswell Leisure Centre.

Year eight pupil Bowerman, who has been selected for a second year running, said: “ I love karate and want to do the sport proud.

“My goal is to do better than last year in Portugal where I brought home a bronze in individual kata and a silver in team kata.

“I have trained for endless amounts of hours, travelling the country for England squad training and competitions. I can’t wait to show off my hard work and dedication to karate.

“I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my mum and dad and the amazing coaching from my sensei Katrina Wilson and David Wilson of WadoKai Worcester.”

Year 11 pupil Dodgson said: “After 10 years of training and already accomplishing my goal of gaining my black belt at 14, I am over the moon that I have been selected to represent England.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and the hard work to come with it. I’ve every confidence in my sensei Katrina (former world champion) and David at WadoKai Worcester to support and to coach me to the highest standard ready to compete.”

Year 11 pupil Shough said: “I am really excited to have been selected for the European Championships and I am extremely grateful for everyone at WadoKai Worcester for their help since January and for this amazing opportunity.”