Moberly Stars at Osterley and Hampshire

It was a packed weekend for the Moberly stars with two events in West London and Hampshire.
On Saturday 11 took part in the Osterley under 8 fun festival and mini-mon. Under 8’s, Micayah, Joanne, Kordel, Christopher, Tyrese, Kameel and Isa’h showed fantastic fighting spirit with some geat performances. While Deborah and Isabella won excellent silver medals, and Cian and Nils won hard fought bronzes in the mini-mon event.
On Sunday at the Hampshire Couny under 16 and Senior Open, Omar and Ali won gold and bronze respectively in the u42k. In the u55k, Kamal defeated Dinari in the final and Kyle won bronze. Corey won silver in the u60k, and Reuel  dominated the senior u73k to win gold. Oliver Lee was just outside the medals also in the u55k.
Also a late big up for Oliver Almond for a bronze medal at the London Area Green and below event a week earlier.

Moberly Star Luca at the British Minors Nationals

What a day for Luca. 5 straight wins to get to the final of the British Minors. He lost out to a player he beat in his 2nd contest..( would have rather the straight knock out system!!! ?)
I am so proud of this kid. He was so focused on each contest, he was the only Moberly Star competing today at the event and we were gutted that he lost his final but it’s only his first Nationals and he has a really bright future.

There was also some great experience for the 2 Moberly Stars that made the trip to Holland to compete in the extremley tough Emen and Alkmaar events. Both Maddie and Oliver fought against German, Swede and Dutch competitors and although neither returned with medals they picked up the type of experience that champions are bred on. Well done.
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Moberly Stars at the Micklefield Green belt and Under

Well done to the 7 Moberly Stars that fought at last weekends Micklefield Green and Under event at High Wycombe. Another great event from the Kim Tilley and the Micklefield crew.

in the yellow belt and below section, Kristians was in great form, beating some excellent competitors on his way to the final of the u42k. He ended the day with a fantstic silver.
in the Orange and green section. Myeisha beat a long term rival in an epic 8 minute final to win gold in the u40k. There were the usual battling performances from Maddie, Luca and Corey all wining very creditable bronzes. While Kaden just missed the medals in the u38k.

I’m not one to get in on the referee bashing on FB, but i support and agree with my fellow coaches who have expressed their concern at the way a fellow coach was treated by a referee. We are all in this for the good of the sport. Respect is one value that is shared by everyone in this sport and should be shown when speaking to others who are supporting the sport in whatever capacity, be it coach, parent, competitor or official.