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Sport on the Spot: Taekwondo students compete on national stage and memorial golf trophy raises money for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:52 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:25 25 May 2018

Beccles Taekwondo students competed at the GTUK British Taekwondo Championships. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Taekwondo

Beccles Taekwondo students competed at the GTUK British Taekwondo Championships. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Taekwondo

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Beccles Taekwondo students returned home with a haul of eight medals having competed at a national championships.

Christian Lever triumphed in the Jill Taylor Memorial Trophy. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Golf ClubChristian Lever triumphed in the Jill Taylor Memorial Trophy. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Golf Club

A small squad of seven members travelled the 300-mile round trip to Ryton-on-Dunsmore to take part in the GTUK British Taekwondo Championships on Saturday, May 12.

First time competitor Liam Miller did himself proud, achieving gold and silver in his categories. Elsewhere, brothers Tyler and Blake Goffin - also first timers - competed in the large junior and peewee categories, both finishing in 4th place and just missing out on the bronze medals.

The full results for all competitors are as follows:

• Liam Mills: Junior Black Belt, GOLD Patterns, Silver Sparring

• Jason Drake: Mens Veteran Black Belt, Silver Patterns, Silver Sparring

• Barbara Mazza: Ladies Veteran Black Belt, Silver Sparring

Christian Lever triumphed in the Jill Taylor Memorial Trophy. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Golf ClubChristian Lever triumphed in the Jill Taylor Memorial Trophy. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Golf Club

• Paul Chapman: Adult Mens BlackTag, Bronze Patterns, Silver Sparring

• Glen Thomson: Adult Mens Blue Belt, Bronze Patterns

• Tyler Goffin Junior Red Belt, 4th Patterns, 4th Sparring

• Blake Goffin Peewee Red Tag, 4th Patterns, 4th Sparring

Thanks go to the Black Belts in helping to officiate the colour belt tournaments, and to Nidge and Susie Bedingfield’s officiating throughout the day.

On the golf course, Beccles Golf Club proudly hosted the seventh Jill Taylor Memorial Trophy fin aid of Cancer Research.

Organisers Steve and Nicky Driver did a wonderful job creating a well-attended event that raised important funds for the charity.

Generous prizes, an excellent buffet and a well-stocked bar all contributed to a fantastic turnout including both members and guests, who all basked in beautiful spring weather.

The trophy was won in style by Christian Lever, with Nigel Jeffs in the runner-up spot and Steve Driver himself claiming third place.

In addition, a further assortment of prizes were awarded to guests for long drives, getting nearest-the-pin and birdie 2s.

Beccles Golf Club would like to thank everyone involved in making it a special day and helping to raise money for Cancer Research.

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