VALE TKD enjoyed a winning return to action after 18 months without a competition.

The Wantage taekwondo school shared nine golds, five silvers and three bronze medals between 13 students at the ITF Union English Championships in Kettering.

Lilly Emptage was the big winner, claiming three gold medals.

The youngster took the title in the junior female black belt patterns, -60kg sparring and open weight sparring.

Sean McIntyre bagged two golds, winning the adult male black belt patterns and -75kg sparring.

There were also victories for Luke Morgan in the -80kg adult male black sparring, Freya Zywko in the child female green belt patterns, Edward James in the junior green belt patterns and Kalid Nasser in the junior red belt patterns.

Two Vale winners picked up more medals in the lightweight sparring, with Zywko claiming silver and James taking home bronze.

Harry Bevan claimed two silvers, in junior blue belt patterns and sparring, while Jack Bowler secured silver in child green belt patterns and bronze in sparring.

Naveh Kraus was another double medal-winner, taking silver in jujior black belt 160cm+ sparring and bronze in junior black belt patterns.

Vale now turn their attention to the 2021 UK Championships, which takes place in London this weekend.