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Veras Academy duo strike gold at English Championships in Sheffield

PUBLISHED: 17:25 22 April 2015 | UPDATED: 17:25 22 April 2015

The Veras Academy squad in Sheffield

The Veras Academy squad in Sheffield

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Veras Academy duo Ross Mathieu and Ben Pomeroy scooped gold medals at the English Karate Federation Championships in Sheffield last weekend.

Mathieu triumphed in the Under-60kg senior male kumite category at Ponds Forge, while Pomeroy was victorious in the Under-57kg kumite for 14 to 15-year-olds.

And there was a terrific effort from Jasmine Pomeroy, which realised two bronze medals for the Under-61kg female kumite in both the senior and Under-21 sections.

With four medals already in the bag, Andras Tamas rounded off a great weekend for the academy by winning another bronze in the Under-75kg senior male kumite.

The fifth member of the Veras Academy squad, Andrew Mclarney, narrowly missed out on increasing that tally by finishing fifth in the Under-60kg senior male kumite.

“I am extremely proud of my team,” said head instructor Sensei Raphael Veras. “Each one is working toward individual long-term goals and this competition was an important part of that journey.

“Each one of them performed to their best ability and I could not ask them for more than that.”

Veras Academy hold regular classes at Ringcross Community Centre, Islington, and Britannia Leisure Centre, Hackney.

For further information about the club and their activities, visit www.verasacademy.co.uk


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