ATHLETES from Cumbria Taekwondo brought home a range of medals from the British Taekwondo National Competitions in Sheffield. 

The team of nine travelled down to Yorkshire to compete on September 30 and October 1. Five fought on the advanced day and four fought on the novice day. The youngest athlete to compete is six years old. 

The competition took place at the EIS Sheffield. 

All competitors apart from Jack Dixon, who trains in Ulverston, attend the Kendal dojang. 

Gabriella Pettigrew aged 10 became the advanced under 26kg female child champion, which is her third national title and a record for the 52-year-old club. 

Finley Smith (14) took bronze home in the under 65kg advanced cadet. Jack Dixon (16), Riley Pettigrew (16) and Maya Stopford (14) also competed on the advanced day. 

On the novice day, James Jeory (14) came home with a silver medal in novice cadet under 49kg. Six-year-old Lexi Pettigrew brought home a bronze in pee wee under 20kg. 

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Emily Payne (17) brought home silver in junior under 63kg. Olivia Davies (12) brought home a bronze in plus 59kg cadet. 

Coach Steven Pettigrew said: "It was a mix of experienced and not every experienced players, we exceeded expectations.

"The club is immensely proud of what our small team achieved against much larger teams. 

"All of our clubs are volunteer-run and coached." 

Cumbria Taekwondo has a website and a Facebook page for people interested in martial arts to reference if they wish to join the club.