Search

Very good weekend for Veras Academy

PUBLISHED: 11:30 22 November 2016

Veras Academy celebrate their success in Istanbul

Veras Academy celebrate their success in Istanbul

Archant

Karate youngsters win more medals

Veras Academy youngsters had more to celebrate on a busy weekend of action.

A group of five juniors from the Poplar club, aged seven to 12, competed in the third International Marmara Cup in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday and collected three gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

The competition is used as a qualifying event as part of the selection process for the Turkish National Championships and there was a team kata gold medal for brothers Luan, Liam and Luca Veras.

Luan and Liam Veras added kumite golds in their respective divisions, while Dylan Gibson took silver in his individual kata.

Dylan and Isaac Gibson added bronze medals in their kumite competitions to complete a fine haul.

After arriving back at Heathrow airport on Saturday evening, sensei Raphael Veras drove 12-year-old Luan to Dover to board a ferry for France so he could compete in Paris on Sunday.

And, having already enjoyed success in the French capital at the Adidas Cup, as well as the Coupe de Kayl in Luxembourg, the youngster finished his karate season on top yet again at the French Cup, while competing for USF Karate.

Raphael Veras said: “It has indeed been a busy year for the Veras brothers, who compete in various combat and forms.

“Luan now focuses on the last judo event of the year at the British Championships in Sheffield on December 3.”

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:00

Gale Street club lost 38-24 at Old Cooperians last weekend

Yesterday, 16:00

The new boys are currently leading the National League despite only securing promotion last season

Yesterday, 15:14

Essex fast bowler Jamie Porter was delighted to help the 2017 champions wrap up an innings victory over Worcestershire soon after lunch on day three of their County Championship Division One encounter at Chelmsford.

Yesterday, 15:00

London Lions will look to build on last season’s runners-up finish when they open their new BBL campaign at home against the Glasgow Rocks on Friday (September 21).

Yesterday, 14:08

Essex completed an innings and 129-run win over Worcestershire at Chelmsford to send their rivals down to Specsavers County Championship Division Two.

Yesterday, 12:00

Michael Head’s play will be running at the Waterloo East Theatre between October 30 and November 25

Yesterday, 10:00

Imrul Gazi’s men have not played in the Essex Senior League since September 8

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now