A bronze medal treble for Rush Judo youngsters

Lewis Fryer and Evie Halvey-Jacobs won bronze medals at the British Schools Championships

Lewis Fryer and Evie Halvey-Jacobs won bronze medals at the British Schools Championships

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Rush Judo picked up a hat-trick of bronze medals as they travelled to the Sheffield English Institute of Sport to take part in the British Schools Championships.

The five judoka from the Competition Squad had all previously qualified for the event by achieving gold medals at the Northern Home Counties Regional Qualifiers in January.

Lewis Fryer (U34kg) and Evie Halvey-Jacobs (U40kg) were competing in Years 6/7. Despite a loss in an early round, both showed tremendous spirit to win their next three fights with some stunning judo to take well deserved bronze medals.

In the Year 8/9 category, Hannah Niven (U44kg) came back from an early loss with two wins to get the third bronze of the weekend.

Also competing in Year 8/9, Haydn Williams (U42kg) and Charlie Bennett (U50kg) achieved seventh placed finishes; particularly good results considering they were in groups of over 20 and up against England squad members.

Coach Laurie Rush was pleased with the weekend’s results, saying: “More progress made but still more to go!”

Rush Judo run classes for all abilities and ages. Contact Laurie on 07949 609569 for more information or visit www.rushjudo.co.uk