GREEN PRAISES CADET ACHIEVEMENTS
Performance Pathway Manager, Steve Green is delighted with what the team has achieved at the ETU Cadet European Championships and feels that many “developmental lessons” have been learnt over the course of the competition.
The first medal came in the form of Neve Hogg (Central Taekwondo) winning bronze which was followed by a silver from Alex Foster (Quest) and Owen Turner (Ultimate) eventually being crowned European Champion on day three of the event. Not to mention there were also six Quarter Final finishes for the athletes.
“Across the team there were a number of encouraging performances but there were some matches that slipped away from athletes, decisions that were not in our favour, as well as, some first round draws against tough opposition.
“Despite this, we still saw some good wins against some of the stronger federations such as, Turkey and Russia and I’m pleased with the way in which each of the athletes prepared and fought, as well as, their determination in each of the rounds and their ability to stick to their fight strategy.
“With the males finishing 3rd and the team finishing 4th, all in all, this was a Championships which provided a rich learning environment for our Pathway athletes, as well as the coaching team.”