Top award for coach Wilkins as Edgewood Judo Club celebrate successful year

THE PRIDE OF EDGEWOOD -- judokas at Hucknall's Edgewood Judo Club line up for the camera at the end of another successful year.

THE PRIDE OF EDGEWOOD -- judokas at Hucknall's Edgewood Judo Club line up for the camera at the end of another successful year.

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One of Hucknall’s most enduring sporting organisations, EDGWEWOOD JUDO CLUB, looked back on another successful year at their annual presentation evening.

The winners of individual trophies and inter-club championships were recognised. And there was a special round of applause for club coach Steve Wilkins, who was named Official Of The Year at the British Judo Awards.

The year 2014 also saw James Heathcote and Nathan Henshaw qualify as level-one junior referees. Now, for 2015, Edgewood are on the lookout for fresh recruits.

The club can offer a free licence for new members jolning up in January and February. Anyone interested should pop along to a training session at Edgewood Leisure Centre in Hucknall on a Monday between 6 pm and 8.15 pm or ring coach Wilkins on 0115 9521346.

This year’s annual trophy winners were -- Sam Knowles Boys’ Achievement, Nathan Henshaw; Mary Knowles Girls’ Achievement, Emile Palmer; Skegby Achievement, Alisha Norman; Judoka Of The Year, Ellise Palmer; Novice Of The Year, Alec Thompson; Kano Of The Year, Igor Wrzesniewski; Fardell Improvement Award, Leah Morgan; Fardell Attendance Award, James Heathcote; Edgewood Players’ Award, Bethan Smith; Skegby Players’ Award, Oskar Wrzesniewski.

The inter-club championship winners were -- Jack Nash (boys’ U25kg), Samuel Watkin (boys’ U30kg), Nathan Henshaw (boys’ U35kg), Callum Smoczyk (boys’ U40kg), Jai Raison (boys’ U50kg), Dylan Green (boys’ U55kg), James Heathcote (boys’ over-55kg), Sorni Khan (girls’ U25kg), Ellise Palmer (girls’ U30kg), Gracie Sadler (girls’ U40kg) and Alisha Norman (girls’ U50kg).