On Saturday 27th of January, a team of 10 girls competed at the Closed Judo Competition for Girls held here at Brockhurst and Marlston House schools.
The competition started off well and we had Olivia Tuite, Alice Evans, Jessica Newstead, Chloe Quaintance Blackford, Eimear Planner and Annabel Martin competing.
Despite the opponents being tough all the girls fought extremely well and some brilliant results were achieved. Jessie and Alice were awarded well deserved bronze medals. Chloe and Olivia fought off some tough oppositions and came away with silver medals. Eimear and Annabel fought exceptionally well and managed to win both their catagories, claiming a gold medal each.
Later on the the competition Zen Fairhurst, Freddie Goodwin-Scott, Teddy Dorich and Amy Wright competed. Zen fought strongly and managed to gain a bronze medal. Freddie had some very tough opponents, but was awarded the ‘Spirit of Judo’ award. Teddy fought really well and narrowly missed out on a gold medal but managed to get a silver. Amy fought really well winning all of her fights and gaining a gold medal.
Thank you to Mrs Rossiter and Mr Small for organising the competition. Overall it was a very exciting and entertaining afternoon and all the girls enjoyed it thoroughly.
By Amy Wright and Teddy Dorich
Pictured separately is E Olowe who was competing at the British Schools Regional Championships.
On Sunday 28th January 2018 Emmanuel Olowe went to compete at the British Schools Regional Championships. His first fight was the toughest, going into golden score, and just because of a shido (penalty) he picked up early in the fight, he wasn’t given the win. This didn’t stop him and he went on to win his other fights and at the end of the day came away with a silver medal. This qualified him for the National School Championships.