Bushido Judo Kwai member Ellie Hutton has won the club’s highest honour – The Stephen Milsted Award.
The award is presented to the student who finishes the club’s year on top of the medal chart.
Ellie, who has been with the club since July 2011, was presented with her trophy by Barry McSherry, who also won this award in 1981, 1983, 1984 and 1985.
It was Barry who recommended the club to Ellie’s mother when she was looking for a judo club for Ellie to train at.
Eight-year-old Ellie is a student at St Columbus Primary School in Wallsend.