Students from Oswestry Tae Kwon Do competed at the North Midlands Area Championships in Derby Arena, coming home with five medals.

The competition featured over 400 participants from across the midlands and north west.

Rory Tinsley secured gold in the boys strike pad power test, Dan Valentine got Bronze in the men’s blue belt patterns and men’s heavy weight blue belt sparring and Lily Ryder won gold in the girls’ green belt tag team sparring and Bronze in the girl’s green belt sparring. Also taking part were Matt Hanks and Rebecca Manford.

The martial arts group led by fifth black belt instructor Carl Rudolf meets every Tuesday and Friday at The Marches School. Visit to find out more.

Pictured: Front, from left Rebecca Manford, Rory Tinsley, Sam Fielding, back from left, Dan Valentine, Carl Rudolf and Chris Southan