Search

Veras brothers Luca, Liam and Luan have another weekend to remember in Karate and Judo events

PUBLISHED: 12:30 16 November 2016

Sensei Raphael Veras (back) with Luca (left), Liam (centre) and Luan after their recent success

Sensei Raphael Veras (back) with Luca (left), Liam (centre) and Luan after their recent success

Archant

Talented youngsters competed for Sacred Heart Primary and Raines Foundation on Saturday before trip to Belgium

The Veras brothers were at it again last weekend as they performed brilliantly in two Olympic martial arts sports.

First up was the British London Schools Open Judo Championships at UEL and each sibling was representing their school.

Luca, nine, won silver for Sacred Heart Primary in the Year Four/Five third moon & above -34kg category.

11-year-old Liam was in battle for Raines Foundation and claimed a silver in the Year Six/Seven third moon & above -34kg event.

The oldest brother Luan, 12, was also representing Raines and like his siblings finished with a medal in the Year Eight/Nine fourth moon & above -46kg weight.

Luan produced a great ippon in the final to ensure he walked away with a deserved gold for his efforts.

Straight after the awards ceremony, the brothers were on the road to Europe with coach and dad Raphael.

The following day they competed for Veras Academy at the Belgium Open Karate Championships.

Unfortunately the event wasn’t as rewarding as the 2015 edition for Luan or Luca after both won gold last year.

Veras oldest brother was beaten in his first fight to a Belgium national after a dubious flag decision, which was disputed by many coaches watching the battle after.

Luca did manage to bounce back from losing his second contest to claim a bronze in his category.

Liam, 11, triumphed in all four of his fights seeing off opponents from Greece, Holland and Belgium to bring a big trophy back to London.

The talented trio after off to Istanbul on Friday for another Karate event before returning to London, but then Luan will compete for French club USF so has a trip to Paris to prepare for.

Following the trip to France, Luan will focus on performing well at the British Judo Championships on the first weekend of December.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

09:30

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton heaps praise on young defender Dan Happe as he netted the winner in their 1-0 victory over Bradford City.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton is hoping to be able to stick with a similar line-up for the Bradford City clash on the back of a 3-0 win over Harrogate Town.

Yesterday, 10:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye is now starting to believe that the Hammers can enjoy a successful season in the Premier League.

Mon, 16:31

Spectators are set to return to sports venues next month as coronavirus restrictions are eased in areas with lower infection rates.

Mon, 12:00

London Lions became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the BBL Cup beating the Leicester Riders in fine fashion, 98-89 at the Copper Box.

Mon, 08:26

London Lions avenged a close overtime defeat in London a few weeks ago with a crushing defeat of the Newcastle Eagles 79-99.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

West Ham boss David Moyes was keeping his feet on the ground after his side’s 1-0 win at Premier League strugglers Sheffield United.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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

Latest from the East London Advertiser