The 29th Senior & 20th Junior AETF European Championships were held in Riccione, Italy from 24th – 27th April. Nineteen Black Belts from across Scotland were selected to represent Scotland at this prestigious event.
ITF Scotland Team
Senior Female: Stephanie Willis, Rachel Morning and Rheannan Brown.
Senior Male: Ross Penman, Alexander Gray, Greg Spark, Iain O’Hare and David Gray.
Junior Female: Megan Smillie, Katrina Carr, Megan Brown, Caitlin McGhee and Christina McGhee.
Junior Male: Liam Bain, Lewis Walker, Kieran Cain, Dylan Christie, Matthew O’Hare and Gregor Towers.
For many members of the team it was their first venture on the European Stage, all those representing Scotland done so to the best of their ability, showing good improvement from previous campaigns.
A special mention to Kieran also for taking his Bagpipes and playing throughout the event, rallying the moral of the team during their competition and to play whilst Katrina received her European Title.
Congratulations to the following Medalists at the event;
GOLD – Katrina Carr – Junior Female -45kg Sparring
SILVER – Caitlin McGhee – Junior Female Power
BRONZE – Stephanie WIllis – Senior Female Power
BRONZE – Alexander Gray – Senior Male -63kg Sparring
BRONZE – Stephanie WIllis, Rachel Morning & Rheannan Brown – Senior Female Team Power
The overall result for Scotland was 14th from 31 Countries.
The next European’s are on home soil, Glasgow, October 2015.
It could be you representing your country at the next Euro’s! National Squad Training Date’s will be made available soon.