ELEVEN-year-old Kieran Bennett bagged a silver medal in the kumite at the Shukokai Karate Federation Midland Area Junior Championships.

The Birlingham Shukokai Karate Club youngster fought superbly before narrowly missing out on gold in Blackheath, West Midlands.

Anyone wishing to join the village club on Friday evenings can call Sensi Steve Farrow on 07821-544325 and will be most welcome.