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Seven medals for Bishop's Stortford Judokwai members at the British Schools Judo Championships in Sheffield

Lenny Tancock and Sophia Ford bagged gold medals as Bishop's Stortford Judokwai members enjoyed an excellent British Schools Judo Championships.

The club claimed a total of seven medals at the event in Sheffield, which was held before the Government implemented the coronavirus lockdown.

Tancock, who goes to The Bishop's Stortford High School, and Ford, who attends Herts and Essex High School, took first place in the Years 6 & 7 and Years 10 & 11 categories respectively.

Lenny Tancock, second from left. Credit: Mike Varey (33042262)
Lenny Tancock, second from left. Credit: Mike Varey (33042262)

Also in Years 6 & 7, there were bronze medals for Hannah King (Summercroft Primary School) and Chloe Allen (Herts and Essex).

In the Years 8 & 9 section, Birchwood High School's Eliza Sedgbeer got bronze as did Jessica Nunn, who goes to Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow.

Stansted Airport College's Jamie King was another bronze medallist in the Years 12 & 13 category while there were fifth-place finishes for Jake Barnet and Lenny Pink, who attend TBSHS and Beauchamps High School in Wickford respectively, in the Years 10 & 11 age group.

Sophia Ford, centre. Credit: Mike Varey (33042252)
Sophia Ford, centre. Credit: Mike Varey (33042252)

Iosin Huseinov travelled to the Scottish Cadet Open on March 7 and returned home with a silver medal in the under-18 cadets section.

At the start of March was the popular Bishop's Stortford Under-12 Red and Yellow Belt competition.

The event, for younger players just starting out on the competition circuit, took place at the Herts and Essex Sports Centre in Beldams Lane.

Many local clubs took part and Stortford claimed an impressive haul of 22 medals.

Red belts: Gold - Sadie France; Silver - Hannah Nunn, Alexandru Ion; Bronze - Teddy Tancock, Jemima Sheekey, Alex Lines, Sonia Wylde, Carolina Confessa, Reef Hills, Ryan Sydes, Taylor Boyle, Thomas Sheekey, Edward Anderson, Josh Mitchell, Jamie Mitchell. Yellow belts: Gold - Zico Manchee; Silver - Luca Caignan, Jared Foote, Michael Viknius; Bronze - Rudy Green, Elias Agathangelou, Austin Mok.

Visit www.bishopsstortfordjudo.com for more information about the club or call Nicole on 07814 556591 if you can help with sponsorship.

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