Two clubs come away with a host of medals at judo event

Twelve members of the Terminus Judo Club took part in the Westgate Road Graded Tournament in Newcastle.

Twelve members of the Terminus Judo Club took part in the Westgate Road Graded Tournament in Newcastle.

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JUDO clubs from the North Tyneside were among those taking part in a British Judo Council graded competition held last weekend at Westgate Centre for Sport in Newcastle.

Battle Hill Judo Club had three members in attendance.

Megan Moody fought in the Primary Novice Girls event and was defeated in the final, earning her a silver medal.

Ryan Smith also returned with a silver medal from the Junior Novice Boys category.

And Megan’s brother Joe took first prize in the Primary Novice Boys event, convincingly winning three contests by Ippon (maximum score) to secure a well earned gold medal.

The members of Battle Hill Judo Club are coached by Malcolm Young, 4th Dan, and train at Churchill Community College on a Wednesday evening.

For more information visit www.bhjudo.com or contact 07803 745184.

Meanwhile, Terminus Judo Club had 12 members at the event, picking up four gold medals, one silver, five bronze and two runners-up prizes.

All the competitors on the day gave a good performance and were congratulated by their coach Bill Tierney.

The following players won gold medals in their respective weight and grade categories: Sam Edmonson, Ethan Wilson, Jairo Samoa and Niamh Henderson.

Silver medallist was Sean Sutherland, while the bronze winners were Aaron Farrell, Joseph Harvey, Bryony Bowmaker and Chloe Fenton.

Robert Edington won bronze in his first competition at senior level after only taking up the sport ten weeks ago while the runners-up medals went to Leah Duncan and Marcia Sa.

The club trains at the Terminus Club in North Shields every Monday and Wednesday with Mr Tierney.

Juniors train from 6.15pm to 7.15pm while seniors train from 7.15pm to 8.15pm.