Very proud moment for Bluewave as we received out clubmark presentation by from the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP with special guests Grandmaster Lindsay Lawrence - President, Taekwondo Chungdowkan GB, Beth Bishop - British Taekwondo, Harry Stow - Hampshire County Sports Partnership and Stephanie Dent - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Following the really successful Kickathon for Sports Relief we have now achieved £725 through donations, gift aid and CAF cheques. We are aware that some students have indicated that they have some donations to make. So if you have a Sponsor Form and donations to return please can you do so this week and of course there is still the opportunity to donate through the Bluewave Just Giving Page at
Excellent day yesterday for Bluewave at the TCGB Championships in Bracknell. Strong performances all round with 2 Gold Medals (Ellen, Pradeep), 1 Silver Medal (Amy) and 3 Bronze Medals (Grace, Annuska and Ivana) in Poomsae. Followed by 4 Gold Medals (Cullen, Ahan, Giordano, Hayden) and 5 Silver Medals (Amy, Alex, Ellen, Jonathan, Jack) in the Sparring. Really good performance from our other competitors as well even though missing medals on day (Coleen, Sian, Matthew, Caitlin, Ria, Ryan). Fabulous team spirit as well.
Thank you to the coaches, officials (Sian refereeing all day), helpers (especially to Rachel for running around keeping the poomsae competitors and early sparring matches sorted), friends and family who also helped make this a really successful day. Next outing will be the Dorset TKD Test Match on the 9th April, so get signed up now.
This year we were really excited to be raising money for Sport Relief 2016. We became Sport Relief social entrepreneurs, bringing our community together and raised a lots of money at the same time.
We decided to do our bit and raise money by running an All-Through-The-Night Kick-A-Thon. This was a relay of bag work starting at 5.30pm on Friday 18th March and ending at 11.30am on Saturday 19th March. Although exceedingly tiring, we succeeded to continue kicking without a break for 18 hours with an amazing total of 124,471 kicks.
Congratulations to all those involved. Thank you the Social Committee for all your hard work on this event and a special mention to Sam Havard and Sian Reilly who each were there for at least 15 hours. Great effort shown during the classes but also a special thank you to those who came along and covered the many hours between classes on Friday evening and Saturday morning - Ellen Farthing, Melissa Laws, Sam Dodds, Coleen Reilly, Gerry Reilly, Lynne Firth, Nico Carstens, Sean Carstens, Nicole Wooten, Corey Payne, Daniel Farthing, Olwen Barton, Taylor Carstens, Rachel Harman, Sarah Meeson, Peter Mulholland, Pradeep Lalung, Jayani Jogia, Matthew Gracey, Eleanor Gracey, Matthew Bridge and Thomas Bridge. Many of whom despite their young age showed us what indomitable spirit really meant!
Not only did we succeed with the physical challenge that we set ourself, through the Just Giving Page, donations received and Gift Aid we have raised £565 for Sports Relief, a fantastic achievement.
If you have a Sponsor Form and donations to return please can you do so this week and of course there is still the opportunity to donate through the Bluewave Just Giving Page at