Competitors from Whitchurch, Malpas and Oswestry TAGB Tae Kwon Do group are celebrating success after competing in the North Midlands Area Championships in Derby Arena.

The competition saw over 400 people from across the north Midlands, north west and north east competing in a mixture of events.

Coach Carl Rudolf said he was very proud of his competitors results.

"I'm really happy with the results they got, they have all been working very hard and it is paying off," he said.

"There was a category to suit everyone, no matter their grade or age."

Competitors took part in competitions such as patterns, sparring, team sparring and strike pad power tests.


Rory Tinsley won gold in Boys strike pad power test, hand technique, middle weight.

Sam Fielding received gold in Boys strike pad power test, hand technique, heavy weight and Bronze in boy red belt patterns.

Chris Southan competed in men’s heavy weight strike pad power test.

Dexter McArdle – the group's youngest competitor – competed in boy’s blue belt patterns and boys blue belt sparring.

Matt Hanks competed in men’s green belt sparring and men’s middle weight power test.

Dan Valentine received bronze in men’s blue belt patterns and men’s heavy weight blue belt sparring.

Lily Ryder won gold in girl’s green belt tag team sparring and bronze in girl’s green belt sparring.

Rebecca Manford competed in lady’s black belt patterns and also helped in umpiring at the event.