March 10 2018 was a very good day at the IAPS Judo congress with Emanuel taking Gold and Finn narrowly losing for the Bronze. Mr Small says. "Both boys were amazing and I will give Finn a “Spirit of Judo Award”.
Emmanuel won gold at his final IAPS judo tournament representing Brockhurst.
Emmanuel's mother commented, 'He's so happy. Of course he was trying not to put too much importance on it, but he's been going to IAPS judo with the rest of the Brockhurst team since he was about 7 / 8 years old and has gotten different colours of medals over the years. This year, his final at Brockhurst, and as judo captain, he wanted gold. His group was tough but he still did it and got a split lip for his efforts for the gold medal! Otherwise he's fine.'
The picture says it all!