Veras Academy duo strike gold at English Championships 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.
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“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.”
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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