Honouring Excellence.

Two members of our parish community are members of the Poomsae Taekwondo  British squad.

Timi has been part of a winning team since the European championships in Turkey in 2019 

and this year of 2023 has seen Gabriel achieve his title of European champion.

The U14 Cadet Male Team secures Great Britain’s THIRD GOLD Medal at the European Poomsae Championships in Turkey!

Congratulations to the trio of Alfie Harper  Joshua Tobin     Oluwatimilehin Akinrele

European Champions 2019

In Austria 2023.

2023 European Poomsae Taekwondo Championships, Innsbruck – Austria


The excitement within the Taekwondo community was palpable as Innsbruck, Austria hosted two landmark events: the 16th European Poomsae Taekwondo Championships and the 1st European Poomsae Para Taekwondo Championships. These competitions, which took place from 24th to 26th November 2023, brought together Europe’s finest athletes to showcase their mastery of Poomsae and Freestyle.

The competition was classified as a G4 event, which signifies a high-ranking tournament that will contribute significantly to the athletes’ standings. The event adhered to the latest World Taekwondo Poomsae Ranking Bylaw, ensuring a fair and competitive environment.

The 16th European Poomsae Taekwondo Championships and the 1st European Poomsae Para-Taekwondo Championships were not only competitions but also celebrations of the art and sport of Taekwondo, offering a platform for athletes to demonstrate their dedication, skill, and spirit, further enriching the tapestry of Taekwondo’s storied history.

After nearly 12 months of solid Taekwondo Poomsae competitions across England (including the British National Championships this year, held in October 2023),I am incredibly proud and delighted to inform you that Gabriel has won his first major European competition in the recognised Poomsae Team Male Cadetscategory, held at Olympiahalle, in Innsbruck, Austria.

Gabriel and his teammates officially became European Poomase Taekwondo Champions after competing against the national teams from Sweden (5th), Spain (4th), Netherlands (3rd) and Italy (2nd) with Great Britain winning convincingly in first place as European Champions.

Gabriel’s overall result and medal tally during the European Championships saw him accomplish GB and officially become European Champion.

Gabriel continues to inspire his peers in the GB National Squadandour students from Win Taekwondo Academy, proving that great things come from hard work and perseverance.

Jinmi is another member of the British Squad,

in March 2023 Jinmi competed at an International Tournament in Hamburg, Germany,

 winning Bronze as a member of the Boys Team.