Judo youngster lands gold on debut

A GOLD for talented youngster Alistair Hallett on his competitive debut was the highlight of an eight-medal haul for EDGEWOOD JUDO CLUB at the Nottinghamshire Closed Championships.

Alistair won two contests in group five of the boys’ under-12s novice-to-6th-mon category to storm to the top of the podium in the event.

His performance was closely followed by Oskar Wrzesniewski, who fought his way to a first-ever gold in group seven of the same section, winning three contests.

Silver medals were won by debutants Molly Pullen, in group one of the girls’ novice-to-6th-mon category, and Dillon Rhead in group five of the boys’ under-12s novice-to-6th-mon group.

Jade-Stacey-King also took silver in group three of the girls’ novice-to-6th-mon category.

Bronze medals went to Joseph Allitt in group seven of the boys’ under-12s novice-to-6th-mon category, Emily Jones in group one of the girls’ novice-to-6th-mon category and Toby Meynell in group six of the boys’ under-12s novice-to-6th-mon category. All three were making their debuts.

Meanwhile, Charlie Young travelled to Swindon for the West Midlands Championship and grabbed gold courtesy of three wins by ippon in the boys’ under-12s novice-to-6th-mon under-27kg class.