Battle Hill Judo Club students in the medals

Ten students from Battle Hill Judo Club attended the British Judo Association’s coloured and black belt competition at Kendal Judo Club in Cumbria.

They were joined by a further 78 clubs from all over GB and Ireland, resulting in more than 200 competing for medals.

First up was Jenni Francis, who won a silver medal. She was closely followed by Joe Flaherty, who won all three of his matches to earn the first gold medal of the day.

Kieron Hardaker was next up and also gained gold.

Kyle Flannery managed to secure bronze after a tie for the top spot in his category forced a rematch.

Sean Young battled hard, earning a bronze medal before Kieran Tweedy, in a very tough group, took gold.

Glenn Edgar and Ant Kirkland, in a highly competitive pool, fought through some difficult contests in the senior colour belt category.

Ending up facing off against each other in their final fight, both managed to earn bronze medals.

Leah Anastasi dominated her group taking the gold with two wins by Ippon.

Mo Kobian represented Battle Hill in the black belt category, taking the silver medal after some very technical judo.

Other clubs from the region were represented with Kevin Milner from Seghill Judo Club earning a bronze medal, Josh Stoneman and Josh McKeown from Westgate Judo club both taking gold in their categories. Silver and bronze medals were earned by Mya Madderson and Adam Palamountain respectively from Fordley Judo Club.

The club trains at Wallsend and Cramlington on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. For further info visit or contact 07803 745184.