TWO members of the Worcester Martial Arts club have been selected to represent England at the European Championships in Croatia later this spring.

Head instructor Sally Gleaves and student Luke Holland-Boyer will represent their country in April 2022.

This will be Holland-Boyer's first time being selected for England and he will compete in the 63-70kg sparring competition.

"As an instructor it’s always rewarding to see achievements like this for a student who has worked hard! " said Gleaves.

Gleaves has been selected to compete in 4-6 Dan patterns (choreographed forms) at the same championships.

This will not be her first time, however, as she has been selected for England before and she has also won gold, silver and bronze medals in various World ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships.

The club also recently celebrated their end of 2021 award, with the results below: 

Adult Competitor of the Year: Luke Holland-Boyer

Junior Competitor of the Year: Gualuca Fudger

Under 10s Competitor of the Year: Rois Perkins

Tiny Kwon-Do Best Effort: Aidan ÓhAodha

Most Improved Student: Kyle Pemberton

Student of the Year: Kieran Hodgson

Instructor of the Year (voted for by the students): Adam Monks

Black Belt Promotions:

Promoted to 1st Dan; Luke Holland-Bowyer and Jim Smith

Promoted to 2nd Dan; Lisa Perkins

Worcester Martial Arts offer a variety of formats and all are coached by experienced martial artists with training across several different martial arts styles.

They also have instructors who are qualified in safeguarding, first aid and career, information, advice and guidance.