Five students from Battlehill Judo club attended the British Schools National Championships in Sheffield where 525 competitors competed on seven contest mats watched by thousands of spectators.
The students were each representing their own schools and fought well in a very tough competition.
Top performer was Ellie Hutton, of St Columbus Primary School, in the u32kg category. In a pool of 14 girls, Ellie battled through four hard fights against the best judoka in the country, winning three of them to gain third pace.
Elsewhere, Kieran Tweedy, represented Astley Community High School in the u66kg category; Ben Patrick, St Thomas More RC Academy in the u55kg group; Leah Anastasia, Gateshead College in the u63kg; and Kyle Flannery, Marden High School in the u60kg.
For more on the club contact Malcolm Young on 07803 745184 or email email@example.com