Brothers among medal winners at judo grading

Members of Battlehill Judo Club enjoyed a range of success at a British Judo Council grading competition.

The 15, who were from the Wallsend and Cramlington areas, took part in the even at Westgate Sports Centre in Newcastle.

Simon Carter and John Stone were the club’s two senior competitors who were both competing in the Senior Kyu Grade event. Both Judoka won sufficient contests in their group to meet each other in the bronze final with Simon coming out on top.

Daniel Dizyee convincingly won all four contests to gain the gold in the Primary Boys u25kg event, while brothers Ewan and Cameron Gray were both undefeated and each secured gold awards in the u30 and u40 Groups respectively.

Megan Moody had an excellent competition winning three contests to gain the gold in the Junior Girls u45kg category.

Luke Deval-McMurray and Harvey Cairns were defeated in their groups finals to gain silver in the u35kg and u40kg events.

Bronze awards went to Joe Flaherty, Owen Moody, Chloe Harris. Runner up awards went to Kieran Tweedy, Tonicha Brown, Sean Young and Leoni Lannen.

Battlehill Judo club train on a Monday and Wednesday. For more information visit or contact Malcolm Young on 07803 745184.