ONE of Hucknall’s most enduring sporting organisations are looking forward to another new year after rounding off a successful 2011 with their annual presentation evening.
EDGEWOOD JUDO CLUB began life in 1990 at the Rolls-Royce Leisure Club before changing their name when switching to their current base, at the Edgewood Primary School complex, in 1995.
Last year was one to remember after a handful of outstanding individual performances, spearheaded by Charlie Young, who won six gold medals in the ten-and-11-year-olds’ age group at the Under-30kg National Judo Championships.
Mark Jones was also crowned under-81kg Nottingham kyu grade champion, while Sam Watson earned his senior brown belt (1st kyu) and Arron Simms was selected to lead out the players at the Judo World Cup in Liverpool. Simms also landed his level-two junior referee award.
At the presentation ceremony, which was held just before Christmas, Edgewood’s individual award winners were:
Sam Knowles Boys’ Achievement Award, Jai Raison; Mary Knowles Girls’ Achievement Award, Molly Pullen; Skegby Achievement Award, Oskar Wrzesniewksi; Judoka Of The Year, Curtis Flint; Novice Of The Year, Joseph Allitt; Kano Of The Year, Luke Sanders; Fardell Improvement Award, Daniel Khiari; Fardell Attendance Award, Benjamin Watkin; Edgewood Players Award, Jess Hill; Skegby Players Award, James Heathcote.
The inter-club championship winners were: Curtis Flint (boys’ under-25kg), Oscar Green (boys’ under-30kg), Benjamin Watkin (boys’ under-35kg), Jai Raison (boys’ under-40kg), Zachariah Pearl (boys’ under45kg), James Heathcote (boys’ over-55kg), Holly Farbrother (girls’ under-30kg), Molly Pullen (girls’ under35kg) and Jessica Daniels (girls’ under-50kg).
Anyone who would like to join the club should ring long-standing coach and founder member Steve Wilkins on 0115 9521346 for details.
OUR PHOTO shows all the award and championship winners.