Jack­son fam­ily tri­umphs again

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - SPORT -

IT was an­other ex­cel­lent week­end for Joseph, Eve and Rachel Jack­son at the North West Age Banded Judo Cham­pi­onships in Black­burn.

Joseph, 12, won a sil­ver medal in the boys precadet U/34kg cat­e­gory, mov­ing to third in the Ip­pon League Ta­ble.

With just the Spor­tif In­ter­na­tional at Ed­in­burgh to go in April, the Ack­lam young­ster is well placed to win au­to­matic se­lec­tion to the Eng­land Judo pre-cadet squad.

Twin Sis­ters Eve and Rachel, 14, who are al­ready mem­bers of the Eng­land Judo cadet squad, won dou­ble hon­ours in the women’s Cadet U/44kg cat­e­gory.

Eve got off to a fly­ing start, win­ning four of her five fights se­cur­ing a well-earned sil­ver medal.

Rachel too put up a coura­geous chal­lenge for the gold medal in the very last fight of the com­pe­ti­tion but was nar­rowly de­feated by a penalty and had to set­tle for the bronze.

Joseph Jack­son with twin sis­ters Rachel and Eve

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