Three competitors travelled to Docklands last weekend to compete in the u18 category in the London Area Open. Ryan Doyle took a 5th place in the u66kg group, Mary Tomblin a bronze medal in the u52kg group and Karis Haughton-Brown a bronze medal in the u70kg group. Well done all - Northern Area Open and National Area Teams Championship next events in June!
Six competitors from Vale Judo recently travelled to Lund in Sweden to compete in the Budo Nord Championships and train in the Lugi Camp with 600 participants from many countries. All competitors fought in tough groups - Rory Tyrell (u46), Mary Tomblin (u52), James Reseigh (u55), Amy Riddlesdell (u57), Ryan Doyle (u66) and Karis Haughton-Brown (u70) - performed well in the competition with James winning a bronze in the u18 category and Karis a silver in the u21 category. Great experience was gained by all on the camp which will stand them in good stead moving forwards.