A MUM-OF-THREE and her karate club are celebrating a haul of nine trophies from two competitions at world and national level.

Melanie Charlesworth, 32, and six other members of the Katsu Kai Karate Club in Mapplewell competed in the world championships in Romania and in a national children's championship in Nottingham.

Melanie came back from Romania this month with a third place team trophy. Then her team-mates scored a fistful more at the Federation of English Karate Organisations (FEKO) children and cadets national championships.

Melanie, of Central Drive, Royston, said: "I'm well pleased and so is the club. My children loved it too - they made me little cards and bought flowers."