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, 19:05

London Lions are one game away from qualifying for the BBL Cup quarter-finals, after a dominant win over Bristol in their penultimate South Group game.

Yesterday, 13:30

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini insisted new Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is not an 'enemy' ahead of the London derby this weekend.

Yesterday, 13:00

Matt Withers is joined by Jacob Ranson, Dan Bennett and on the phone by Dave Evans for another East London Football Podcast.

Thu, 17:00

Ross Embleton wants his Leyton Orient side to start to find some consistency as they prepare to face high-flying League Two rivals Forest Green Rovers at Brisbane Road on Saturday.

Thu, 15:26

Former Arsenal physiotherapists Gary and Colin Lewin have opened a new sports injury clinic in Hainault.

Thu, 15:04

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has backed goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez with his trust despite failing to win a Premier League fixture with Spaniard in-between the sticks.

Thu, 12:00

East London's women combined for an excellent set of results at the weekend.

Thu, 11:00

Ohara Davies surprised everybody in attendance as he declared himself a new man and apologised for his past actions ahead of Friday's massive #GoldenContract super-lightweight quarter-finals at York Hall.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Most read sport

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

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists