Farsley-based Leeds Karate Academy members have been bringing home the medals.

Mell Finlay received two silvers at the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Championships in Sheffield, losing a close decision in the -61kg kumite final when the bout ended at 7-7.

Meanwhile, assistant club instructor Tom Little had a great day at the UK United All Styles Open in Dudley, taking bronze in the -75kg kumite, while Kids Club member Ben Miller from Rawdon, competing for the first time, earned a bronze at the JKS Kids Competition in Nottingham.

Club instructor Matt Price, a former world champion, said: “It’s fantastic that these three have gone out and brought back medals for the clubs. I’m very proud of all of them.”

Anybody interested in starting karate can contact Nick Heald on 07747-607283, e-mail him at n_heald@hotmail.com or see the club's website at www.lka.org.uk.