Firstly i would like to say that I am extremely proud of the Trident Taekwon-Do Group and I would like to thank all the students, instructors and parents that made 2013 a fabulous year.
We have attended lots of competition winning many medals and making new friends. These were:
WTF Olympic Trials - GMAC Memorial Competition - ITF Celtic Cup, Wales - TKD Competition in Liverpool - T-UK Scottish Championships - PUMA Championships, Swindon - ITF England Trials, London - ITF Squad Training, London - ITF European Chamionshps, Sweden - ITF World Championships, Spain - ITF Dutch Open, ITF International Instructor Course, Sweden - T-UK British Championships, Stratford Upon Avon - Successful TKD World Record, Coventry
We also hosted the following events in Manchester:
T-UK Black Belt Team & Individual Championships - T-UK Instructor Course - T-UK Technical Course - T-UK Black Belt Grading - T-UK Black Belt Grading Seminar - Trident Colour Belt Championships - Trident Colour Belt Gradings & Seminars - Trident Black Belt League - Trident Squad Training - Trident Demo Team Training - Trident Holiday Clubs
And we had a few Social Events:
Ten Pin Bowling Evening - Trident Golf Day - Tough Mudder - Kids Christmas Party
I would like to thank all the instructors and assistant instructors and juniors (who have helped out) for all your hard work and dedication through 2013. We can only build an exciting, successful and worthwhile group if we have an amazing team behind the scenes, and we have.
It was a successful year for us at the black belt grading tests were we had seven new 1st degree black belts (Joe Tyldesley - Lily Thompson - Ritvik Rao - Klaudia Sajkiewicz - Albert Hoening Yee - Mohammed Jafar - Lewis Hale), three new 2nd Degrees (Bethany Hodkinson - Alex Hughes - Darren Eden) and three new 3rd degrees (Marc Kennan - Karl Davis - Andy O'Neill). Well done to you all.
We won many bronze, silver and gold medals at all the competitions we entered. Two wonderful achievements were Bethany Hodkinson winning bronze in sparring at the ITF European Championships and Izzy Brider winning bronze in sparring at the ITF World Championships. The highlight of the year for me was the 4 students who competed at the ITF European Championships for England. They showed amazing dedication travelling first to the ITF England Trials down in London and then spending most Sundays in the first 3 months of the year travelling to London for England squad training. So well done to Izzy Brider, Romy Mottershead, Bethany Hodkinson and Alex Hughes.
Displaying the tenets of Taekwon-Do, supporting the Trident Academy and Clubs, travelling to the events as a competitor, coach or official and getting involved in our social world all adds up and we produce a list of amazing students for the following awards:
Most Improved Student of the Year 2013 Nominees and Winner
Cara Loates - Nebi Dervish - Aidan Grant - Aanjaneya Mishra - Imogen Masheter - Warren Koubeh - Edwin Koubeh - Arion Yaghmaee
WINNER - AIDAN GRANT
Felix Dubicki-Piper - Lewis Hale - Alex Deegan - Anna Reed
WINNER - LEWIS HALE
Andy O'Neill - Sue Metcalfe - Scott Bambrick
WINNER - ANDY O'NEILL
Instructor of the Year 2013 Nominees and Winner
Dave McCallum - Darren Eden - Lynette Johnson - Tim Warmingham
WINNER - TIM WARMINGHAM
Student of the Year 2013 Nominees and Winner
Lily Thompson - Aysin Dervish - Cavan Grant - Joe Tyldesley - Kiyomi Mullings - Aidan Grant - Nebi Dervish
WINNER - LILY THOMPSON
Izzy Brider - Romy Mottershead - Bethany Hodkinson - Tim Wright - Alex Hughes - Lewis Hale
WINNER - IZZY BRIDER
Karl Davis - Jeff Brider - Dave McCallum - Lynette Johnson - Phil Mottershead - Marc Kennan - Lorna Eden
WINNER - JEFF BRIDER