Active members of the Gibraltar Taekwondo Association, under the leadership of Ernest and Edward Garcia, have been especially busy over recent weeks - planning out their first Gibraltar Trophy National Week Championships as well as raising money for the refurbishment of the gym. The Youth Centre Weight Lifting Section and the G.T.A. recently raised £600 towards the cost of refurbishing the Gym with cupboards, water heater, painting, flooring and lighting. £4,500 has been raised for the gym. Over the past 25 years, the Youth Centre Sports section has grown to 220 members and the partnership with Aaron Caballero wish to thank all who have helped with the work, especially Michael Gerada and Joseph Trinidad. A very worthwhile case of charity beginning at home.

The G.T.A. 1st National Week Championship (September, 2007) consisted of Poomsae (pattern), Kyorugi (sparring) and Breaking, with the results as follows:

Poomsae Juniors

Gold        Lorena Garcia
Dana Garcia
    Alexandra Lara

Kyorugi Juniors

Gold        Jake Pocock
Ashley Garcia
    Megan Ruiz
    Stephen Whatley

Kyorugi Seniors

Gold        Alex Trinidad
Jansen Reyes
    Kyle Picardo
    Julian McGrail

Breaking Juniors (1st Group)

Gold        Kaylan Balban
      Maxine Cano
Keisha Ballester

Breaking Juniors (2nd Group)

Gold        Aroa Nuñez
Silver      Ashleigh Peliza
    George MacQuisten

Breaking Seniors

Gold        Leon Garcia
      Gareth Gonzalez
    Keith Chichon

Representatives of all local sporting associations which had participated in the 'Government Inspired' National Week competitions were invited to an Awards' Ceremony at The Mount, when Fabian Vinet, Sports Minister in the outgoing administration presented the magnificent trophies.

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