Jodie Roffey has been crowned Women’s Red Belt Fighting Champion at the TAGB English Taekwondo Championships.
She was one of 16 members of Bishop’s Stortford & Epping Taekwon-do in action, alongside more than 1,200 students from across the country, in Worcester.
Martin, Eason and Elliott Yung, Magdalena Montu and Louise Robinson were all competing for the first time, with Montu and Robinson both winning bronze in combat and not far from placing themselves in the patterns.
Annabelle Murphy, who entered the bout for the first time and won silver in the women’s team, and Paul Roffey, who won bronze in the men’s middleweight green belt bout, were also successful.
The other students competing were Cayden Hudson, Suliman Khan, Joshua Mullender, Kiera O’Connor, Cormac and Tom O’Prey, Alice and Hazel Roffey.
“It was the first English Championships for three years due to lockdown and all of our students were the pride of the club,” said instructor Colin Mowatt, fifth dan.
“The day ended perfectly when Jodie was crowned Women’s Red Belt Champion in her final competition before her black belt in April.”
The club trains on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in the community hall at the Parsonage in Stortford and on Tuesdays in the parish hall in Thornwood.