Judo star Jay wins bronze
A TEENAGER from Oswaldtwistle has represented England at an international judo competition.
Jay Cronshaw, 14, won a bronze medal at the event in Nijmegen, Holland, for the England Development Squad.
The St Christopher’s High School pupil has trained at the Bredakwai Judo Academy in Accrington since the age of five and is now a blue belt.
His proud mum, Susan Cronshaw, said Jay is now looking forward to winning a medal at the British Championships on December 1 and getting into the England Elite Squad.
She said: “We are so pleased and proud that he got a bronze medal. He was away from home for four days and loved every minute of it.
“He has got Asperger’s and we thought if he got into martial arts then it would build up routine and respect.
“He goes to Bredakwai four times a week and is one of the longest serving members there.
“He can be a bit socially awkward but not at judo because he is there with his friends and he knows what to do.
“He has got his brown and black belts still to do and is hoping to get those done by the time he is 16.”
Jay Cronshaw won a bronze medal