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Katie's martial art triumph

Created on 25/06/2017 @ 09:38
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Trewern's Katie Roberts, representing WKU Team England, took on the very best in Europe in an international martial arts event in Germany and returned home triumphant.

A Welshpool High School student Katie aged 12, proved to be one of the stars of the show, claiming Gold in the Technical Kata and the title of WKU European Champion, and Silver in the Freestyle Kata.

This now gives Katie automatic qualification into the WKU World Championships to be held in Ireland in August.

Katie a second Dan brown belt is a member of Oswestry based MD Warriors, part of the Kross Bros Martial Arts Community, and is vice captain of their team.

Proud parent Mark & Donna said: “This was Katie's first international tournament so to come home with two medals and the crown of European WKU Champion exceeded all our expectations.

“Everyone in the family is very proud of her and her success is fully deserved for all the dedication and hard work she has shown over the last four years.  Our thanks must go to her wonderful coaches, family and sponsors without whom she could never have got this far.”  

Katie said: “I'm very proud to have won these trophies, but also proud of all our Kross Bros team who were there with me and also did fantasticly. I will now continue the hard work and improve even further in preparation for the World Champs.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor Katie in her quest to World glory, please contact her parents Mark & Donna Roberts [01938 570112] or her Grandparents Glyn & Vera Roberts [01938 810665]  your help would be greatly appreciated.

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