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  • Writer's pictureRoss Taylor

DJC @ The South Brent Mad March Rumble

Only a week after the Somerset Open Drake Judo Club were back at it again, this time competing in South Brent’s red and yellow belt competition. This time DJC took 15 Judoka; nearly half of the total number of entrants, to the relatively local club event.

The group included 7 brave and determined debutants with a few stand out performances. First up were the under 40kg girls, with young Erin, who only recently turned 8 years old doing brilliantly to win a wonderful silver on her debut.

Despite suffering from a stomach bug Phoebe fought extremely well and returned with a Silver medal for her hard work and fortitude,

Then another debutant Georgia took on girls older and more experienced but showed tremendous spirit to earn herself a bronze medal. Next were a number of competitors in the over 40kg girls.

Alanna continued her domination of Competitions , winning another fabulous gold, but had to compete against 2 club team mates on their debut. Maria particularly impressed winning a silver, with the ever smiling Flo picking up a great bronze in a tough group.

Lottie picked up a confidence boosting gold in her group, competing against newbie Daisy in hard fought contests.

The boys under 40kgs started with Will and Alex, both of which won silver medals in their groups. Will continues to develop his technique and showing it in competitions. Alex, meanwhile, received a huge cheer, competing against Judoka who would normally be two weight groups above, and beating the first with shear will and determination.

The next group with 3 out of the 4 players from DJC, earned a clean sweep of gold, silver and bronze medals for the club. Alan won the gold in his first competition, showing promise, with other great performances from Louis and Oliver.

The big boys were up next, with 2 DJC big hitters Reuben and Bogdan providing one of the contests of the day against each other with Bogdan coming top. Bogdan went on to win the gold and showing last weeks win was no fluke, whilst a strong day for Rueben earned him a bronze.

All-in-all a great day out with wonderful Judo and good experience, with the club showing off current and future talent. Each Judoka represented the club well which the Chairman Ross Taylor being particularly proud of each and every player. Well done! And a big thank you to the rest of the DJC Family (the supporters) taking up half of the seats to cheer on their club.

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