Youngster Billy strikes gold for Phoenix in Belgium

PUBLISHED: 06:48 27 October 2017

The Phoenix Karate Club squad fly the flag in Belgium. Picture: Vivianne Trorey

The Phoenix Karate Club squad fly the flag in Belgium. Picture: Vivianne Trorey


A long journey proved fruitful for students of the Phoenix Karate Schools at the weekend when four competitors returned with one gold and two silver medals from the Ensival Cup in Verviers, Belgium.

William Mortimer and Leighton Kerr failed to gain medal positions this time but 10-year-old Billy Baler from Hopton battled through a large category to take the gold with some precise shots.

Adult Samantha Mortimer came away with a respectable Silver in both Shobu Ippon and Shobu Sanbon.

Coach Vivianne Trorey 4th Dan, who refereed at the tournament said: “Despite the long journey the squad did exceptionally well in such a strong field.”

Anyone wishing to train at Phoenix Classes in Martham, Caister, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Hopton, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad can contact Vivianne on 07895 550168 or 01502 730171 or visit the website at for details.

Other sport

Yesterday, 09:50

The final scoreline was a fair reflection of the game, but there was no shame in Southwold’s performance, epitomised by a brave second-half fightback.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Lowestoft Town ended a run of four consecutive league defeats, but had to settle for a point as they ground out a goalless draw against Barwell.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Lowestoft Town assistant boss Andy Reynolds insists there are no plans to bring in another goalkeeper at the Amber Dew Events Stadium.

Friday, October 19, 2018

He’s just finished seventh in one of the world’s most gruelling physical challenges – but Joe Skipper is convinced he can go faster.

Most Read

Friday, June 30, 2017

There has been no racing at Oulton Broad for the previous two weeks due to unseasonably high winds causing dangerous water conditions - and it was again blustery as the action returned.

Read more

Autumn Supplement


Click here to view
the Autumn


Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Lowestoft Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy