Trio are the best of British

From left, medal winners Demi Barnett, Sky Barnett, William Barnett and Harry Hancox


THREE members of TUK Stratford Club were crowned British champions after taking gold in the second biggest tae kwon-do tournament in the world.
The Open British ITF Championships, the 2nd ranked largest ITF tournament behind the World Cup, was held in Motherwell, Scotland attracted 720 competitors from eight countries including competitors from Finland, Netherlands, Uzbekistan, India and across the UK.
Despite having only competed in a few tournaments before, six-year-old Harry Hancox was rewarded for the hours training and at the leisure centre-based club, by winning bronze medal in the patterns and sparring categories.
William Barnett, aged eight, worked his way though a 16 strong sparring category to win gold in the final and be crowned open British champion.
Sky Barnett, who won the sparring title last year, went one better this year winning both sparring and patterns divisions to be crowned a double champion.
Sister Demi Barnett defended both her titles, including beating Scotland’s current WAKO kickboxing champion in the sparring category, taking home two gold medals.