Medals galore for judo clubs’ members

ALL the local judokas who took part in the team competition last weekend in Notts came home with a medal.

Members from the Whiteswood Lane and Sturton Judo Clubs showed great improvement and for Lauren Douce this was her first ever competition.

Results: Gold - Kieron Smythe, Greg Burton and Callum Gibson; Silver - Chris Gillyett and Lauren Douce; Bronze - Steve Lomas and Tom Burton.

Smythe has won only golds so far this year and at Leicester he took part in the Boys Under 40kg weight group and had three fights, winning all of them.

His second event was at Coventry and in the under 40kg event he had three tough fights, won two of them in only three seconds by maximum points and in the third he beat a British champion.

He is now training hard towards the British Schoolboys Championships.

Whiteswood Lane Judo Club runs on Monday nights at Gainsborough Leisure Centre, Sturton Judo Club runs on Thursday nights at Sturton Village Hall.

For more information contact Steve 01427 616442 or Nicola 07980 484670.