The competition was held in Swindon on 8th and 9th March.
There were teams from various martial arts organisations across the UK and Ireland; as well as entrants from other countries, including Germany, Norway and the Netherlands.
The standard of competition was high, but Halewood’s team of 19 fighters brought home an impressive haul of 18 medals - 3 gold, 5 silver and 10 bronze. Three Halewood students are now World Champions.
9-year-old Callum Edwards powered his way through the boys blue and red belt patterns division, outshining many older opponents to take the gold medal. Team mate Joshua Alvers (8) gave an impressive, confident performance to take the bronze.
Black belt Ethan Calland (15) demonstrated his technical prowess in the cadet male patterns division, impressing the judges through several rounds to eventually be awarded the gold medal. Ethan also took part in the sparring event, where he fought well in a tough division to achieve a bronze medal.
Siblings Callum (11) and Kiera McDonald (7) were delighted to come away from the competition with a bronze medal each in their respective patterns divisions. Callum also achieved a bronze medal in the boys black belt sparring event.
Olivia Connolly-Dixon (9) fought well in the girls yellow and green belt division to take a silver medal in sparring. Owen Cooper (11) achieved double success in the boys yellow and green belt category, winning bronze medals in both patterns and sparring events.
Despite a five-year break from competition, red belt Sam Foster (22) put up a good fight in the ladies sparring event to secure a silver medal.
The black belt patterns event ended with three Halewood ladies taking a place on the podium. Lucy Sanders (31) took the gold medal and a well-deserved World Championships title; while team-mates Jasmine Wahid (28) and Stef Davies (32) took silver and bronze, respectively. Jasmine and Stef also achieved success in the sparring event, with both ladies earning silver medals.
Every member of the team put maximum effort into the competition, and their success is a reflection of their hard work and commitment to training. The club coaches couldn't be more proud of the team’s performance.
Halewood Tae Kwon-Do classes are held four times per week at Halewood Academy. Further details can be found on the website: www.halewoodtaekwondo.com.