TWO ROMSEY girls travelled to Nottingham to take part in a taekwondo championships.

The National Taekwondo Club Competition, which was held over two days, saw 400 athletes from clubs all over the UK participate.

On day one, ten-year-old Wellow School pupil, Eloise Grant, scooped gold in the extremely tough child A-class 32kg category.

She fought hard all day and was victorious over girls a year older than her.

On day two, 12-year-old Lily Hoy fought in the cadet A-class 41kg group, bagging a silver medal.

Lily, who attends Mountbatten School, saw her put in an impressive performance for her first fight against an experienced competitor and move into the final where she took silver.

Another fighter, 11-year-old Loretta Heath from the New Forest, fought in the child A-class 36kg category and missed out in the final to golden point - she took home silver.

Their coach, Max Cater, also took part in the competition and won gold in the senior A-class 58kg group, after beating his final opponent by a point gap.

Max Cater said: "I'm incredibly proud of the girls. They showed real tenacity and all their hard work paid off.

"We're an up and coming club with big aspirations, to bring home 4 medals from 4 athletes is great.

"Plus it was nice to get back in the ring myself."

The two girls are from LMC Taekwondo Club.

Max Cater is a former Great Britain Taekwondo athlete who was forced to retire in 2018, he decided to pass on his enthusiasm and experience in the sport and set up LMC Taekwondo.