Siblings power to success in Holland Cup

Gilles Brown, Michael McRoberts and Catriona McRoberts
Gilles Brown, Michael McRoberts and Catriona McRoberts

Members of the Julia Cross South Queensferry School of Tae Kwon Do have been in the medals recently.

Coached by the former six-times world champion, three of her students won prize place in competitions in Ireland and Holland in recent weeks.

On March 28, at the Dublin open, Gilles Brown (22), won bronze in the -78kg sparring, silver in power breaking and bronze in special techniques.

At the same competition Michael McRoberts (17) won bronze in the -62kg sparring, gold in the power breaking, silver for special techniques, and silver in the 1st degree patterns.

Members travelled to Delft for the Holland Cup competition on April 11.

A total of 580 competitors from 16 countries took part in the competition.

And Michael McRoberts was back amongst the medals with him winning gold in the -62kg sparring after five rounds of very tough fights. He also took bronze 1st degree patterns.

His sister, Catriona, won silver in the -50kg sparring after four very tough rounds.

Julia said: ‘‘The performances in Holland were the best Michael and Catriona have ever preformed.’’

She added: ‘‘The standard was very high with large divisions as this is the last big competition before Gilles and Michael travel to Italy for the World Championships at the end of May where they will represent Scotland.’’

Our photograph shows, l-r, Gilles, Michael and Catriona.