Judo: Medal successes

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Four members of the Rugby Lions Judo Club took part in a tough competition at Coventry Judo Club, with competitors from all over England.

First on the floor was Dylan Tuckey, who fought with passion and secured a bronze medal in his weight category.

Next up was Ben Cooper, who, faced with stiff competition fought with dogged determination to gain a bronze medal. Daniel Tuckey, in his first competition in the UK, was faced with strong opposition and managed to claim a bronze for his efforts. Ben Downing, who, when faced with fast and furious bouts stood his ground and achieved a bronze medal.

Coach of the Rugby Lions Judo Club, Darren Carwardine, was pleased with how well the lads did, and said: “Well done to all the lads who took part, they all did their best and it shows as they all came away with medals.”

Rugby Lions Judo Club is a BJA affiliated club. They hold regular sessions on a Monday evening at Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Road, Rugby.

Sessions run 5.30 to 6.30pm for 12 years and under, and 6.30 to 7.30pm for older children and seniors. Cost is £3 per session. All welcome. Please contact info@rugbylionsjudo.net for more information.