Ellie retains judo club award

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Wallsend’s Bushido Judo Kwai has presented its annual Stephen Milsted Award to the best junior members.

The award has been presented to the junior member who tops the end of year medal table since 1978, two years after the club was founded.

Ellie Hutton, who won the award last year, repeated her success and won the award again this year, ending with a winning eight gold and two silver medals.

Steve Ellerby 3rd Dan presented Ellie with the award. Steve, who as a junior member himself, won the Stephen Milsted Award in 1987 and 1989.

Stephen Milsted, who the award is named after, now lives in Australia.

For more information about the club visit www.bushidokwai.com