Judo: Impressive performances in Kent by Harlow Judo members
Lifestyle / Wed 6th Jul 2016 at 02:04pm
THREE young players from Harlow Judo Club participated in the prestigious Kent International competition in Gillingham, Kent. It often attracts over 1000 competitors from around the world, spread out over 2 days. It is a very difficult competition and the players have to be a minimum yellow belt to enter. International medals are considered very difficult to achieve.
Jake Sahli and Kane Horsley, both aged 11, unfortunately did not make it through the repecharge and got knocked out of their hopes for a medal and were unable to progress further.
Owen Lambert (10) won all of his fights and reached the final when he unfortunately got thrown for Ippon, (maximum score), leaving him with a Silver medal.
Coach Mick Ellis said he was pleased with the squad’s overall performance. He said “It was a very tough event with my players facing tough opponents from countries such as Holland and France. They all fought well considering it was a high level event and listened to my instructions. ”.
The Club caters for those with special needs and has a Coach specifically for this area. Please contact the Club for more details. They are based in Foldcroft, Harlow, CM20 1SE. For training times, please visit www.harlowjudoclub.com or contact Gill Ellis on [email protected] or 07976 955905 for further information.