Archives for June 2013

Alumni Games 2013


This weekend the University Club took part in the Annual Alumni Games and welcomed back Alumni new and old to challenge the current student team. Having put in a lot of extra training time preparing the students were quietly confident of claiming the Alumni Shield this time round!


The competition was judged as the best of 5 separate events: Individual Patterns, Pairs Patterns, Triples Patterns, Sparring and finally Team Patterns.

The Alumni team put in strong individual performances to win both the Individual Patterns and Sparring events, though not without one or two scares! The Students made it 2-2 with well deserved victories in the Pairs and Triples Patterns events.

In the final round the Students narrowly edged out the Alumni with the best Team Pattern to clinch this year’s title 3-2! Go Students!

A big thank you to all the Alumni who made it back for the weekend. It was a great day and we hoped you enjoyed seeing old friends whether you were competing or spectating.

It’s 1-1 now so it’s all to play for next year!




Summer Ball 2013


A big thanks to everyone who came to the Summer Ball this weekend. It was a great success and I hope you all had a good time. As well as some great food and even better dancing, we also had an awards presentation. Awards were presented to the members of the past year’s committee for achieving Gold Award for the Club once again this year. Individual Gold awards went to Sarah Tindall and Petros Djakouris and a Silver award for Madeleine Helme for their achievements in this year’s BSTF competition. Adam Turner received the Club award in recognition of excellent service over the past year.

Summer Ball 2013

We also held our first Taekwondo auction in which we raised a massive £420 for the club! Thank you to everyone who offered their talents to be auctioned and also for everyone who bid so generously. It was certainly a night to be remembered!


Black Belt Grading May 2013


Congratulations to our two newest black belts Madeleine Helme and Joshua Bailey! Both started training in their first year at Nottingham and passed their 1st Degree Black Belt grading last month. A big well done from everyone in the Club!


Calling all Alumni!


Sunday 16th June brings the return of the Alumni Games, an annual event where the current students compete in Poomsae and Sparring against the Club’s Alumni. This year looks to be bigger and better than ever with the students eager to win back the shield!

Events will be kicking off at 1pm at University Park Sports Centre so if you’re Alumni feel free to drop by to catch up with old friends and get involved with some Taekwondo! If you’re a student make sure you come down and support the team!

Here’s a recap of last year’s event to whet you appetites: