Leigh Judo Club reigned victorious last Sunday on the 7th February 2016, attaining five wins at the Kendal coloured and black belt competition, setting the New Year off to a positive start. The Kendal coloured and black belt competition is a regional affair hosting competitions four times a year. The club achieved 2 silver and 3 bronze medals – an absolutely outstanding accomplishment amongst its senior members.
The two star tournament saw Jason Cossey and Chris Darnborough return with silver medals with Keith Evans, Jessica Martin and Victoria Stokes claiming bronze. All five members have done their club proud, with most members fighting above their level, against higher graded and more experienced competitors.
Luke Brown, head coach of Leigh Judo Club, when asked about the wins stated, “The senior players fought very hard against higher graded opponents with more experience. It was their first foray into competitive judo for two of the members who conquered their nerves to perform well. The success shows that with hard work, determination and drive, you can achieve your goals. I’m very proud of each and every member of our club.” The club continues to develop rapidly following the construction of its new purpose built dojo in Lowton. With Rio Olympic hopeful Frazer Chamberlain set to deliver a master class at the club for it’s members in February. It looks as though the New Year has started as 2015 finished for the award-winning club.