One gold and three bronze for Edgewood at judo’s county championships

VERY GOOD EDGEWOOD -- more medals and success for Edgewood Judo Club.
VERY GOOD EDGEWOOD -- more medals and success for Edgewood Judo Club.
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One gold medal and three bronze medals were brought home by the Hucknall-based EDGEWOOD JUDO CLUB from the Nottinghamshire Closed Championships last Sunday.

Nathan Henshaw struck gold, winning all three of his contests with the maximum ippon score to take first place in the high grades under-32kg category.

And bronze medals were collected by Jai Raison, Dylan Green and Alec Thompson.

Raison and Green’s success came in the high grades under-55kg category, while Thompson was third in the red belts under-32kg section.

For the first time, the championships, which were held at the Ellis Guilford School in Basford, featured a category for judokas aged under eight.

Edgewood were represented by Kyran Thompson, Samuel Watkin and Phoebe Woodhouse-Jones.

The trio took part in various randori (free-style practice) matches and were awarded attendance medals and certificates.

Meanwhile club coach Steve Wilkins conducted a British Judo Association grading session at Edgewood’s partner club, Skegby Judo Club.

These Edgewood members all achieved new promotions at the session:

James Heathcote (15th mon, blue belt and three tags).

Oskar Wrzesniewski (13th mon, ble belt and one tage).

Nathan Henshaw (9th mon, orange belt and three tags).

Curtis Flint (8th mon, orange belt and two tags).

Dylan Green (8th mon, orange belt and two tags).

Callum Smoczyk (7th mon, orange belt and one tag).

Bethany Campton (5th mon, yellow tag and two tags).

Alisha Norman (5th mon, yellow belt and two tags).

William M idgley (4th mon, yellow belt and one tag).

Leah Morgan (4th mon, yellow belt and one tag).

Igor Wrzesniewski (3rd mon, red belt and three tags).