Judo youngsters take the honours
A SMALL squad from Thornaby Pavilion Judo Club, Thornaby recently went to the Northern Area Judo Regional Schools Qualifier recently and brought home two gold and one silver medals.
Joseph Jackson, aged 12, won gold in the Under 34kg Pre-Cadet Boys and also won the Under 38kg Pre-Cadet Boys category.
Liam Doody, 17, won a silver medal in the under 73kg Juniors category despite a nose injury acquired on the day and Charlie Kett, 15, also won gold, this time in the Under 63kg Cadet Boys category.
This means the Teesside Trio have now qualified for the 2017 British Schools Judo Championships to be held in April at Sheffield English Institute of sport.
Joe Glynn, for the club, said: “This was a marvellous start to the New Year” and “he was extremely proud of the boys achievements”.