Bronze for Leon at Meadowbank

Berwick Bu Bujin Karate Club members at Meadowbank in Edinburgh.
Berwick Bu Bujin Karate Club members at Meadowbank in Edinburgh.

THE Berwick Bu Bujin Karate Club sent a team of 16 practitioners to compete in the Meadowbank Junior Open Championships in Edinburgh in weekend.

It proved to be a successful day with the team returning with one bronze medal and a quarter-final place to their credit.

The majority of the team were competing for the first time and aged from 6 to 12 years old, they all gained some valuable experience in sport karate for future success.

Coach Michael Exley said: “Every single one of the team did themselves, the club and the local community proud.

“Everyone from the squad fought extremely well and notably a quarter final place for Ayden Hogg who was extremely unlucky not to have won the event and Leon Carr who managed to gain a place on the podium with a bronze medal winning performance.”

Next up for the Bu Bujin Club is the Academy Kata Championships and the SKF National Championships in April.

Anyone wishing to learn karate can contact Michael on 01289 303419 for an information leaflet or visit for more details.

“We have classes for all ages in the local area and everyone is welcome to give it a try,” he said.

The squad who competed at Meadowbank were:

Aiden White, Kate Harwood, Connor McDermott, Sophia Stephenson, Megan Sprott, William Lindsay, Emily Cavanaugh, Logan Chisolm, Harry Easton, Elliot Chisolm, Ruth Walker, Ayden Hogg, Leon Carr, Andrew Carstairs, Jack Sprott and Ronan Wood.

Coaches were: Mick Exley, Steve Crees, Alison Easton and Adam Hughes.