Three medals for Bury youngsters at British Judo Council team meet

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Bury Judo Club picked up a hat-trick of medals at the inaugural BJC National Open Team Event in Kettering.

A new event in the British Judo Council calendar, the tournament bought together competitors who are more used to fighting for different clubs than teaming up.

Bury Judo Club members took part in the British Judo Council National Open Team Event PNL-141013-132755002

Bury Judo Club members took part in the British Judo Council National Open Team Event PNL-141013-132755002

In the U30kg/U35kg/U40kg category, Haydn Williams was part of the Hertfordshire team along with St Albans and Shizentai (Borehamwood).

Hertfordshire won three of the four rounds to take the gold medal, with Haydn winning three of his fights with Ippons.

Next to fight in the U45kg/U50kg/U55kg category, Ralph Williams had teamed up with a St Albans competitor to make up the Hertfordshire team and, despite being one man down, they finished in a respectable fourth place.

Beth O’Conner was the last to fight as part of the seniors team who competed against the Leicestershire squad and quickly won the round to take the gold.

Two mixed senior teams were then made up, with Beth being part of the team that took the silver medal.

Bury Judo Club trains at Adeyfield Community Centre on Monday evenings and welcomes boys and girls of all ages. Please contact Roy Smith for further details on 07961 105055.