Day 8 - 14/02/11 - Journey Home
The squad returned home on Monday, no delays and no problems on the return journey. National coach Wayne Otto OBE spoke to the squad before everyone went through arrivals to meet their family and friends at Heathrow.
With this championships over it won't be long before the selections start for the Junior World Karate Championships which are being held in Malaysia in October 2011.
The EKF would like congratulate the squad who competed at the 38th European junior, cadet & under 21 championships. Especially the following athletes:
Jerome Brown Cadet -70kgs silver medalist
Jamaal Otto Cadet +70kgs silver medalist
Alfie Ambrose -68kgs Junior Bronze medalist
Kate Karwacinski - junior Bronze medalist
Aimee Sell Cadet Kata silver medalist
Aimee Sell became the first English female to reach a final in Kata for England in over 25 years and only the second ever female to do so since Helen Rayes who represented team GB back in the mid 80's. Aimee is also the first female to represent England and to medal at two consecutive Junior European Kata events ever.
It is an honour to represent your country in a major WKF championships so a special well done to all the athletes who represented England
Once again we would like to thank all the coaches, staff and squad and a big thank you to all the family, friends and supporters that made the trip to Serbia to support the National Team.