LINKS Karate Club travelled to Cannock, in Staffordshire, for the West Midlands Open Championship.

The team included A and B squad members from all Links classes, with many athletes changing categories.

It promised to be a real test for the team and, once again, they did not disappoint.

Results: Kumite: Gold – Mitchell Thorpe, Maddox Tallowin and Sam Beck; Silver – Louie Fayik, Aston Smith and Georgia Hopkins; Bronze – Ethan Day, Alex Darnell, Elise Tallowin, Rebecca Marshall, Tommy Patterson and Matthew Hopkins.

Kata: Gold – Matthew Hopkins, Alyssa Vincent and Emily Stroud; Silver – Tommy Patterson; Bronze – Ishani Kadambi, Reuben Finn and Albert Lammas.

For more information about Links, contact chief instructor Paul Harris on 01255830136 or 07766 170848, email, visit or find the club on Facebook.