Moberly Stars at the Junior and Senior Nationals 2019

Big well done to Dinari on winning a bronze at the Junior Nationals and earning a place on the GB Junior squad. In the pool to pool system, Dinari came through 8 contests in the u55k to win his second national medal. It was another tough day for Anna (u63k) and Daniel (u66k) with early exits. Reuel started very strongly winning his 1st and 2nd pools, but just failed to make the final pool.
In the Senior Nationals on Sunday, in the u73k, Tyrese just failed to make it into the final pool by a single penalty score after some hard fought wins. Reuel found it tougher in the seniors but got some worthwhile experience.
thanks to Zeynap for the great action shots.

Moberly Stars at the Pre Cadet and Cadet Nationals 2019

It proved to be one of the hardest and frustrating Cadet and Pre-Cadet National Championships for the Moberly Stars this year. A very large and capable squad were left ruing missed opportunities for podium finishes. However, Oliver Almond, made it a third year on the podium with a fantastic bronze medal in the cadet u46k. Losing his first contest seems to unleash his real fighting spirit and he battled hard to claim his reward. In the Pre-cadet boys, Luca Veras won his 2nd National medal with an excellent bronze medal in the u42k. He was in fantastic determined form just losing out in the semi-final but claiming his medal with two great throws. It was a humbling experience for the rest of the team, with Omar (u50k C) and Myeisha (u44k PC) both having to settle for 5th places. It was a 7th place for Liam (U50k C). Daniel was extremely unlucky in the largest group u66k (48) cadet with a 7th place, and Dinari was 9th (u55k). The rest of the team will have learned from this experience to return stronger next time. Ali, Oliver, Sacha, Kyle, Kamal, Alex, Corey and Kadan.