Sussex Trials 2008
13 April 2008

In Worthing 4 members of the club were competing at the Sussex County Trials.

This is one of the toughest events held in Sussex and the fighters are competing for a place in the 2008 Sussex County squad and a chance to represent their county at the forthcoming intercounties competition hosted this year by Sussex.

First to fight were the girls, and eager to retain their positions in the squad were both Zoe Killick and Becky Kirkham.

Both fought well and took third and forth place bronzes respectively and retained their positions in the squad.

After this it was the turn of the boys and despite being the smallest in his group Joseph O’Doherty was determined not to be pushed around.

He fought well only losing the final to take a silver medal and won his place on the squad.

Finally it was his brother David’s turn and although he was in a large group with 8 other young fighters, David fought and won all his fights in style taking gold and with the title of U30kgs Sussex champion for 2008.

This puts him in great standing to be selected to represent Sussex but only time will tell.