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Newark Taekwondo Club's Alan Richardson earned two golds at the TAGB Midlands Championships

By Connor Thompson

Newark Taekwondo Club is celebrating competition success after a double gold haul at the TAGB Midlands Championships.

Alan Richardson, of Newark, (pictured right) taking part in his first tournament representing the Fernwood-based club, won the men’s Yellow Belt Patterns category and later in the day he came away with first place in the lightweight sparring division.

The championships were held at Arena Sports, Kettering, and Richardson, who joined the club in September, has already set a marker for the future.

Pictured: Alan Richardson
Pictured: Alan Richardson

The two-time gold medal winner is encouraging his club mates to get involved in the next big event, the English Championships in Worcester.

The championships take place in March, and Richardson’s instructor, Daniel Pearce, believes he can replicate his success.

Pearce was full of praise for Richardson’s efforts, and predicted it would be the start of more success at the club.

He said: “Since it began back in 1992, Newark Taekwondo club has had a fine tradition of producing great fighters and athletes, and it is nice to see this legacy continue.”

To celebrate their success the club is hosting a seminar, led by the sports renowned World Grand Master David Oliver ninth Degree, who will be demonstrating self-defence skills at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre on March 10.

Instructor Pearce said the public are welcome to join the club.

He said: “It is a good way to improve fitness and learn self-defence.”

The club train from 6pm on Monday evenings at Fernwood Village Hall.onstrating impressive self-defence skills at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre on 10th March.


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