Saturday 6th October 2019 15 players from SR Judo Club attended the BJC Leicester closed event this weekend returning with 18 trophies - several of the competitors were in their very first competition as they took to the mat. In the girls primary grades (U10s), debutants Bethany Patrick and Millie Shaw took a silver and bronze respectively in the U25kg category. Next up were Elsie Freakley and Lyla Painter in their first ever competition, fighting in the low grade U30kg category Lyla took a gold trophy and Elsie won the bronze. In the Open Grade U27kg, Eliza Seditas took a well deserved gold trophy. Bethany, Lyla and Eliza also stepped up to fight in the open grade U30kg weight event. Some fantastic Judo in this category resulted in Eliza taking her second gold of the day, Lyla winning silver and Bethany taking home the bronze.
In the boys primary, Theo Painter battled well in the U20kg to take a silver trophy. Brothers Ricco and Fabian Crowie-McGrath were both in contention for the U25kg - a well fought out contest between the brothers eventually resulted with Fabian winning the gold and Ricco taking the bronze. Two newcomers to competitions took the mat for the U35kg - Alfie Freakley and Damien Makula. Both put in fantastic performances to the silver and gold respectively.
Onto the juniors and Almirah Edwards took silver in the girls U36kg category against some experienced opposition. Ruby Gimson battled well to take a silver trophy in her weight and Poppy Murphy put in a good performance, also returning with a silver. In the boys U52kg, Jack Cross won a hard-fought bronze in his first ever competition. Rounding off the day and making the leap up to the junior category from primaries was Curtis Thompson, who won the silver in the U30kg.
Check out the photos from the day on our gallery page: https://www.srjudoclub.com/photo-albums