PUMA Squad at the ITA Irish Cup 2014
Please find below an update from Mr Lammin 6th Degree on the performance of the PUMA Squad this weekend at the ITA Irish Cup. Mr Francis’ daughter and son in law are part of the squad – Jenny and Adam Swain. they both did fantastic and both received medals.
As most of you will already be aware the PUMA Squad attended the ITA Irish Cup over the weekend. The tournament was attended by 5 countries ( Ireland , England , Holland , Spain and Italy ) and after 2 hard days of competition PUMA ended the weekend with 21 medals (5 Gold, 7 Silver and 9 Bronze):
Adam Swain – Bronze Patterns
Ed Colman – Gold Patterns and Silver Sparring
Ryan Powlesland – Bronze Patterns
Jason Bint – Bronze Sparring
Dan Brennan – Bronze Sparring
Courtney Smith – Gold Sparring
Sarah West – Silver Sparring
Jenny Swain – Silver Patterns
Yoshen Moodley – Gold Patterns
Ollie Cottrell – Silver Patterns
Enzo Bavetta – Bronze Sparring
Sean MaIntyre – Bronze Sparring
Tiegan Flay – Gold Sparring and Silver Special Technique
Ann Katherine Robson – Silver Sparring
Thomas Hadland – Bronze Patterns
Emily Bushell – Gold Sparring and Bronze Patterns
Chloe Bushell – Silver Sparring
Isobel Hodson – Bronze Sparring
There were a number of excellent performances (and not just from those who medaled) and I received a lot of positive feedback from the organizers and senior grades from the ITA and congratulate not just the medalists but everyone who competed at the tournament. There were a lot of positives to be taken from the tournament in terms of individual performances but more importantly we have some more areas to work on going forward. We will cover these at the next squad session on Sunday the 14th of December which will give you all the chance to take away some things to work on before squad sessions recommence in the New Year.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. McColl for her hard work over the weekend. In addition I would like to thank squad captain Adam Swain for his continued help and support which is invaluable to the coaching team. Finally I would like to thank those who helped with coaching on the Saturday when Mrs McColl and I were busy on other areas and Tiegan and Ollie for their help on the Sunday. No one person makes a team and it’s great that we can rely on so many people to step up and help when we need them.
Mr. Lammin, PUMA Squad Coach