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Newell brothers karate jewels

Fernando Correia receives his Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal from B.C. Premier Christy Clark recently for his great contributions to karate and sport. - submitted
Fernando Correia receives his Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal from B.C. Premier Christy Clark recently for his great contributions to karate and sport.
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The five members of the Fernando Correia School of Karate who entered the Zone 6 Karate B.C. playoffs in Nanaimo more than doubled their numbers in the medal count.

Geoffrey Newell led the way with three medals in different kata divisions — gold for 16-17 and open and bronze for 18-20 — and another gold for 16-17 in kumite.

Jean Newell earned a gold in 14-15 and silver in 16-17 for kata, with a gold in 14-15 kumite.

"As usual, the Newell brothers did amazing and they have trained very hard,'' noted FCSK's Loretta Schwab.

The Newells went on to compete in the team kata category in Toronto.

Josh Fernandes and Jacob Marcelic both attended the last Karate B.C. provincials and will be going again. Fernandes won bronze in the 12-13 kata and silver in kumite while Marcelic picked up a bronze medal for 10-11 kata.

Saran Singh will get to attend the provincials for the first time and is very excited about going after claiming gold in 14-15 kata.

The provincials take place May 25 and 26 at BCIT in Vancouver.

Meanwhile, Sensei Fernando Correia, whom the school is named after, recently received a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from Premier Christy Clark for all his hard work in karate and sports in general.

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