Sacred Heart School pupil Luca Veras excels in France National Championships

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 May 2017

Luca Veras (centre) with his father and coach Raphael Veras (left) and Team USF French Coach Stephanie Bel-Lahsen (pic: Raphael Veras).

Luca Veras (centre) with his father and coach Raphael Veras (left) and Team USF French Coach Stephanie Bel-Lahsen (pic: Raphael Veras).


Squad member of Veras Academy Karate Club shows his talent at Stade Pierre de Coubertin

Luca Veras (centre) celebrates his last podium success (pic: Raphael Veras). Luca Veras (centre) celebrates his last podium success (pic: Raphael Veras).

Luca Veras, of Sacred Heart School in Islington, showed his potential with a fine win in France at the weekend.

The nine-year-old, also a squad member of Veras Academy Karate Club, competed in the -35kg category in the French National Championships.

The event is for children born between 2007 and 2008 and took place at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris.

Veras was one of 1,000 selected finalists from regional and inter-regional competitions due to his alliance with French club Team USF Karate.

Luca’s two brothers Luan (13) and Liam (11) have also enjoyed international success recently and all three are keen to claiming silverware.

The target for the brothers is to keep improving, so they can reach a high standard.

Veras Brothers are currently looking for potential investors and supporters to help them financially and morally to achieve their ultimate goals of becoming future Olympic and world champions.


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