Liitleport Youngster Wins Gold

A LITTLEPORT youngster produced a flawless performance to win gold at the Midlands Open Judo Championships in Walsall. Andrew Pickerill, 16, came through with flying colours in the under-90kg category of the competition, beating every opponent he faced wh

A LITTLEPORT youngster produced a flawless performance to win gold at the Midlands Open Judo Championships in Walsall.

Andrew Pickerill, 16, came through with flying colours in the under-90kg category of the competition, beating every opponent he faced whilst scoring the maximum of 'Ippon' in every bout.

Coach Ros Edwards, said: "I was privileged to support Andrew on his way to glory in the Midlands this month and, with Andrew's other coach, Ray, to a British Championships Bronze medal in October last year which earned him a place on the England Squad for 2009."

Another member of Littleport Judo Club, Nicholas Johnson, also competed at the championships in the under-66kgs category, but his bid for gold was cut short through injury. Johnson began brightly in his first bout but had to withdraw from the event after receiving medical advice.


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Littleport Judo Club is holding an event for under-12s on Sunday March 1. New members are welcome to join the club, which meets at Littleport Leisure Centre. More information is available from Ray on 01553 763973.

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