On Sunday 23rd April four Vale Judoka went to their first competition at the Nottingham Red Belt Rumble.
Jacob Saunderson from Oakham
Louie Brown from Uppingham
Charlie Utting from Uppingham
Archie Utting from Uppingham
Everyone fought extremely well and got stuck in. They all had a good experience from the weigh in to the obligatory waiting to fight while the nerves kick in.
The nerves didn't seem to phase any of them and from bow I can honestly say all four went out and fought with purpose.
It was a great display from these young chaps.
The Utting brothers having only been to four sessions put on a great display of courage and doggedness.
There were some very close fights and we almost came home with a gold from Louie.
Jacob - Bronze
Louie - Silver
Charlie - Bronze
Archie - Silver
Well done all!!!