MEMBER of the Lakeside Judo Club in Killingworth attended the British Schools’ Judo Championships on Saturday.
Six were entered representing their respective schools and they won four medals.
Benjamin Welsh took bronze in the Boys’ Year 7 Under-55kg category representing Longbenton Community College.
Alexandra Welsh won bronze in the Girls’ Year 10 Under-63kg category, also representing Longbenton.
Stephen Nugent took silver in the Boys’ Year 10 Under-81kg category representing St Cuthbert’s High School, and Michael Nugent took silver in the Boys’ Year 13 Under-81kg category also representing St Cuthbert’s.
The other two players in attendance were Thomas Wilcox in the Boys’ Year 7 Under-50kg category representing Valley Gardens Middle School, and Brandon Spence in the Boys’ Year 8 Under-38kg category representing Gosforth East Middle School.
Both of these players were in their first judo competition and fough well, with Wilcox placed fifth and Spence, who fought well but drew two previous champions in his first two fights, unable to progress further.