A fabulous performance by Keighley and Skipton-based Strike Taekwondo saw them finish as runners-up in the overall team competition at the recent British Taekwondo Association Championships in Sheffield.

The club were particularly impressive in the sparring events. Ehsan Siddique proved to be an unstoppable force in his weight class for the Cadet's division. He achieved four clear victories to win gold with ease.

The lower weight division was dominated by Strike competitors. Riley Turner came out on top in a tough final with teammate Caden Peel after a decisive head shot, while Lewis Horne did well to pick up a bronze medal.

It was a case of keeping it in the family for the Stansfields. Mum Karen took home silver in the Poomsae competition, with Dad Andy claiming a bronze in sparring.

However, it is son Henry who will have bragging rights at the dinner table. He took home gold in the junior final of the sparring competition, stopping his opponent within a minute of the final after a series of strong body shots.

The female adult sparring division was won by Strike's Ruth Smith, who showed her class throughout the competition.

There was success for 13-year-olds Sophie Winteridge and Isobel Bland, who faced off in the final of one of the female Cadet's weight classes. Sophie claimed gold in an enthralling contest.

Lucy Farrar and Elizabeth Ferguson both secured bronze medals in the other female Cadet's weight class.

In the Pee Wee division, eight-year old Layla Smith and six-year-old Gracie-Leigh Madden both won gold in their events, while Ruby Craven achieved bronze in her first fight.

There was success for the club in the Poomsae events too. Competitors in this event have to perform a sequence of traditional Taekwondo movements of their choice.

Club coach and black belt Charlotte Jewsbury won a bronze medal in this event, and this clearly inspired the youngsters. Sienna Lewis, Caden Peel and Lucy Farrar claimed silvers, while Ruby Craven, Lewis Horne and Riley Turner won bronze.

There were more family successes at the Championships with Grzegorz Perenc achieving a bronze medal and his son Remek claiming a silver. Jon Esner's silver was bested by son Sam, who took home a gold.

The incredible performances of the local club's youngsters and adults alike should not be underestimated. After missing out on overall gold by two points, can they go one better in 2019?