Parks Judo Club performers star in the Netherlands

The four youngsters from The Parks Judo Club who competed in the Netherlands.
The four youngsters from The Parks Judo Club who competed in the Netherlands.

The Parks Judo Club was recently invited to take part in an international judo competition based in Den Helder, the Netherlands.

A thousand fighters from various European countries were amongst the competitors.

Head coach Duncan Stewart took over a small squad who did themselves and their club proud.

Undaunted by the level of competition, each fighter took to the mats focused and with confidence.

Oliver Croskery-Erichsen, aged ten, fought hard and came away with a well-deserved silver in the open category (under 12 years).

Adam Robinson, who turned 12-years-old on the first day of the competition, obtained a creditable bronze in the U34 kg category (under 12s).

He was then able, due to the date of his birthday, fight again on the second day in the under 15 age group. This was a step up but he fought well and came fifth.

Harley Wood, aged 11, fought well in the U34 kg category (under 12s) and came in an admirable ninth place.

Aaron Stewart, aged nine, fought hard in the U27 kg category (under 12s) and came a praiseworthy fifth place.

One of the adults from the club also fought in the competition. Nick Johnson gave a solid performance, just missing out on a medal, coming fourth in the adult’s U66kg category.