THERE were medals galore for two Oxfordshire clubs at the Welsh Taekwon-do Championships.

Wantage’s Vale TKD returned from Cardiff with 15 podium finishes, while Didcot Takwon-do claimed a dozen – despite injury ruling out their top internationals.

Instructor Carl Davis led the way for Vale, winning golds in the black belt patterns and 78kg adult black belt division.

Ryan Woodsend claimed the junior red belt patterns title, plus a silver in sparring.

Lilly Bunting also returned with two medals – gold in the junior colour belt sparring and a bronze in patterns.

Sam Giles and George Wells both won gold in junior colour belt sparring in their respected belt divisions.

The haul was completed by bronze medals for Victoria Davis, Sami Grimes, Bethany Woodsend, Aaron Woodsend, Eden Oakley, Benny Stoten and Gabriella Rhodes.

For Didcot, Harvey Claridge bagged a maiden title in patterns, going one better than his silver at the English Open earlier this year.

Otto Spencer also won gold, in sparring, before going on to add a silver in patterns.

Lucas Betteridge was another to double up, taking silver in special technique and bronze in sparring.

Harrison Deeley (sparring), Connor Fisher (sparring) and Amber Luker (patterns) all claimed silver medals.

Naoise Fullbrook returned with two bronzes, in patterns and sparring, while there were also third-place finishes for Brooke Claridge, and Lisamarie Betteridge, both in patterns.

England junior Seren Fullbrook and sister Isla narrowly missed out, with the club now focusing on the London Open in July.