NEWCASTLE Emlyn karate club Tekki RS is celebrating after a clutch of wins by students and a sponsorship deal from local firm BCC IT.

The club said the support had come at a crucial time with several of their students selected to compete at international level.

BCC IT director Steven Mason was made aware of the club’s continuing success from a student’s parent and colleague.

Tekki RS recently attended the KUGB Shotokan Cup in Chesterfield. All put in strong performances in the brown and black belt-only competitions.

Bethany Nelson fought hard and achieved bronze in kumite (fighting) and silver in kata (form).

Jess Palmer was on top form and came away with the Shotokan Cup.

Erin Davies, Lily Rees and Owen Topham will join the other two in representing Wales in Serbia in November.