Three of Chelmsford's young England Squad stars have been selected to represent the Karate Union of Great Britain at the upcoming English Karate Council (EKC) Championship to be held in Sheffield on the 17th May.
Jamie Lottering (15), Teah Pope (16) and Eric Austin-Coskry (18) have all been training with the KUGB England Squad over the past few years.
Picture: Chelmsford's trio selected for the KUGB Squad at the EKC Championship in Sheffield (L-R) Jamie Lottering, Teah Pope and Eric Austin-Coskry
Each year they have had to go to Liverpool for re-selection to ensure that they are reaching the high standards expected of KUGB England Squad members.
This year they have already represented England at the KUGB Grand Slam and last weekend competed at the KUGB British National Championships at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. At these National Championships they were representing their Club - Chelmsford but all were fully aware that it was important to perform well in front of the KUGB England Squad Coaches. Especially as, in 2015, there will be two International Competitions later in the autumn. This includes both the WSKA World Championships in Poland and also the ESKA Europeans that will be hosted in Crawley, England.
Sensei Jane Naylor-Jones, a former KUGB British and England International, said "To be selected for the EKC Championships is a significant step in their bid to be selected for international duty later this year. All three have been working hard all year to raise their game and meet the expectations of performing at a higher and much more challenging level. We are all very proud that they have been rewarded with this opportunity to represent the KUGB."