Congratulations to Jamie Lottering who was selected onto the Karate Union of Great Britain's (KUGB) Junior Kumite Squad (13-20 years).
Last Saturday Jamie, alongside young Karate athletes from all over England, traveled to the world famous Liverpool Red Triangle in the hope of being selected for the KUGB's England Junior Kumite Squad.
Fourteen year old Jamie faced selection in front of England Junior Squad Coach, Sensei Frank Brennan (7th Dan) and the KUGB's Chief Instructor, Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan). In light of England's tremendous success last year at both the World and European Championships competition for places on the squad were fiercely contested.
Photo: Jamie Lottering Chelmsford's latest KUGB England Junior Kumite Squad member.
Sensei Jane, herself a former member of the KUGB England Team, said "with World, European and National Champions in attendance Jamie did exceptionally well to get selected onto the England Squad. Now selected the hard work begins as he will attend regular training sessions throughout the year with the Squad and will compete in two Grand Slams (England, Ireland, N. Ireland, Scotland and Wales). All Squad members have the potential to be selected to represent their country at the European Championships in Switzerland in November".
Jamie joins a long list of Chelmsford SKC members who have had the honour of being on a KUGB International Squad. (The names of which you will find on our 'About CSKC' Page under 'Background and History'). This includes current England Squad member Jack Somers who was re-selected, following an incredibly successful 2013, including World and European Titles at Junior Level and the Senior Male Individual Kata at the Europeans.
Photo: KUGB England Junior Kumite Squad 2014.
Second row: Jack Somers (third from right) and Jamie Lottering (sixth from right)