Golden delight for Battlehill Judo Club at competition

Members of Battlehill Judo Club joined 190 competitors from England and Scotland in the BJA Open Coloured Belt Competition for novices through to blackbelts held at Kendal Judo Club.

Sean Young won all three contests in the boys u30kg to secure a gold medal, and Luke Deval McMurray won three from four contests to win silver in the boys u35 event.

Jack Ross and Kieran Tweedy both competed in the boys u60kg category, Jack winning all three contests to secure gold, whilst Kieran won three from five contests in a close pool to gain the silver award.

Mohammad Barootkobian entered the Black Belt open and was competing against international GB players, giving a fine performance to gain a bronze award.

John Stone was undefeated in the senior men o95kg category winning all three contests to gain a very hard fought Gold medal.

Bronze medals were also won by Megan Moody, Kieran Hardaker, Chloe Harris, Kieran Jackson, Connor McKenzie, Saffron Gadema, James Lowden, Chris Sayers.

Battlehill Judo Club is coached by three UKCC Level 2 Shodans and the club train from Churchill Community College on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

The club are currently offering six weeks of free judo for 11 to 13-year-olds including a free judo suit and 12 months British Judo Association (BJA) Insurance.

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