Team Success at Southern Championships

Posted on: May 8th, 2016 by David Finch

Saturday, 7th May saw the MF Kent Team travel to the Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Reading for the 2016 Southern Championships.  These events are always very well attended and contested and this one did not disappoint.

After weeks of preparation and hard work we took a team of 15 and it is no exaggeration to say that each and every member gave their all.  We had tears, nerves, laughs and cheers throughout the day and with over 500 people watching the excitement was incredible.


MF Kent Team

  • Shahd Mohammed
  • Marwan Mohammed
  • Hugo Ross-Phillips
  • Emily Calder (2 x Gold, 2 x Bronze)
  • Ethan May (2 x Bronze)
  • Joseph Parkin
  • Harry Watkinson
  • Millie-Rose Hinder (2 x Bronze)
  • Charlie Hinder (1 x Silver, 1 x Bronze)
  • Lauren Russell
  • Jake Porter-Ward (1 x Silver)
  • Harry Richardson
  • John Boon (1 x Gold, 1 x Bronze)
  • Joshua Boon
  • Lauren Coulthard (1 x Silver)

Success at events like these can be measured in so many ways.  For some success is fighting back the nerves and stepping onto the mat or winning through one round.  For others it might be to reach further in the competition than last time or even win a medal.  Whichever it is we had a team of winners for sure.

A huge thank you to all our amazing parents, families and friends who came to support with so much energy and passion.  The atmosphere and team spirit was fantastic throughout the day and really highlights what a family we are.  In addition, thank you to our MF Kent Team Instructors and Leaders for helping, motivating and supporting all day.  It was amazing to see our “seasoned” competitors coaching (to great success!) our younger members.

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