Posted by Neil on Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 09:33:36
Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Awards
A Lymm martial artist was crowned national champion as members of Gen’dai Martial Arts scooped an impressive medal haul.
Instructor Dave Shipton, fifth dan, took gold in the kata (patterned moves) and the kumite (fighting) disciplines to become the senior champion at the UK Open Championship.
Helen Darlington took silver in the women’s kumite and Lymm High School student Joseph Shard collected silver in junior kata.
In the British Shotokan Open Championship students from Gen’dai collected eight medals, making the club one of the championship’s most successful.
Shipton said: “The recent success of the club is quite incredible, I am very proud of each and every student. Many students had never before entered a karate competition and to not only have the courage to enter, but to also come away with medals at national level is something very special. For me to be crowned national champion in both kata and kumite disciplines is just the icing on the cake.”
Elsewhere, Lymm High School student Harry McMullan passed his first dan black belt grading.
Training is 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Wednesdays and 10.30am to noon on Sundays at Lymm Leisure Centre.
Call Dave Shipton on 07771845779 for further details about Gen’dai Martial Arts.
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Posted by Neil on Friday, 22 November 2013 at 12:59:15
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Awards, Competitions, Village centre
Lymm in Bloom’s work has been crowned with an accolade at the North West in Bloom Awards.
The Britain in Bloom scheme is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), and encourages teams to take pride in their areas and villages by creating and maintaining attractive environments for both residents and visitors.
Organisers reward teams who imaginatively use trees, flowers, shrubs and landscaping, while also promoting litter free and sustainable environments.
The team, consisting solely of volunteers which has only been set up recently, won a silver award at a ceremony in Southport last month.
Ben Selwood, group chairman, said: “We would like to thank all the people in Lymm who have helped us to achieve this silver award.
“It is testament to the hard work and effort that the people put into the village.
“In particular, we would like to thank Lymm Jubilee WI, St Mary’s Church, Lymm Jubilee Gardening Club, The Lymm Environment and Heritage Group as well as Lymm Parish Council – without which, this achievement would not have been possible.”
It is hoped that the award will be displayed at either Lymm Library, at Davies Way, or the Lymm Council Chamber, at the village hall on Pepper Street.
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