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Gloucestershire Judo has had its best year ever results at the Junior GB Trials. Gold Pete M Silver Steph W and Harry L H Bronze Jacob L H and James H 5th place Connor Elle Y and Chloe G. Well done to all the players the future looks bright for our county.

Pete Douglas

British Senior Championships
Peter Miles -60kg GOLD
James Hayes -73kg BRONZE
Stephanie Walker -52kg BRONZE

British Junior Championships
Peter Miles -60kg GOLD
Harry Lovell-Hewitt -81kg SILVER
Stephanie Walker -52kg SILVER
Jacob Lovell-Hewitt -73kg BRONZE
James Hayes -73kg BRONZE

15 Bradley Stoke Judo Club judoka competed at this event and 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals were achieved as well as three 5th places.

Tatum Keen -48kg Pre Cadet Girls GOLD
Ethan Nairne -46kg Pre Cadet Boys GOLD
Chloe Gowen -52kg SILVER
Millie Orledge +63kg SILVER
Kye Orledge -60kg BRONZE
Alex Salman -46kg BRONZE
Ryan Salman -55kg BRONZE
Joe Andrews -50kg 5th
Ozzy Gowen -50kg 5th
Ellen Holder -52kg 5th

Pete Douglas

Gloucestershire County Judo teams have enjoyed a brilliant day at the West of England team championships held recently in Weston Super Mare. Of the five categories contested, Gloucestershire came out number one in four of them, showing the current strength of Judo in the County at both Junior and Senior level.

At the younger end of the various age groups was the A Band team consisting of a mix of Boys and Girls with ages ranging from 8 years to 12 years of age, and this team recorded wins against Somerset, Bristol & Devon.

The pre-Cadet & Cadet girls team with ages ranging from 13 to 17 years of age, needed just to beat the Somerset Squad to win their category, and the age equivalent in the Boys pre-Cadet & Cadet category were totally dominant in their group with emphatic wins against Somerset, Devon & Bristol.

The Gloucestershire Senior team travelled as current holders of the Bob Taylor trophy, and with another excellent display of Judo recorded wins against Cornwall, Bristol B, Dorset & then topped that up in the final with a 5-0 win against Bristol A.

In the Individual event which followed the teams, Adam Shotbolt from the Dowty Club put in an excellent performance for someone early in his career to take Gold at -73Kg.

The team line-ups were:

A band team
Scott Bedford Dowty JC
Alice Stephenson Stroud JC
Tommy Sheerin Dowty JC
Maddy Young Bradley Stoke JC
Alex Hailstone Bradley Stoke JC
Jess Reeves Bradley Stoke JC
Edward Holder Dowty JC
Antonio Caswell Bradley Stoke JC

Pre & Cadet Girls

Tatum Keen Bradley Stoke JC
Cleo Gowen Bradley Stoke JC
Elle Young Bradley Stoke JC
Millie Ortledge Bradley Stoke JC
Ellen Holder Bradley Stoke JC

Pre & Cadet Boys
Ethan Nairne Bradley Stoke JC
Toby Attwood Bradley Stoke JC
Kye Otledge Bradley Stoke JC
Jack Atkinson Bradley Stoke JC
Dan Fox Stroud JC
Harry Lovell-Hewitt Stroud JC
Alex Salmon Bradley Stoke JC
Joe Andrews Bradley Stoke JC
George Burton Bradley Stoke JC

Senior Mens team
Jack Atkinson Bradley Stoke JC
Jacob Lovell-Hewitt Stroud JC
Harry Lovell-Hewitt Stroud JC
Bryan Butler Dowty & Newent JC
James Hayes Bradley Stoke JC
Seb Kazmierski Dowty JC

Peter Salter

A small Squad of Juniors from the Dowty Judo Club travelled to compete in the West of England Junior closed Championships in Devon. Although only four in number, each Player in the Squad medalled at the event, with a Gold, two Silvers and a Bronze.

Callum Woodham, was the Club's Gold medallist and West of England Champion for 2015. Callum has only recently reached the age eligible to compete within the British Judo Association, but competing in the -24kg category, he defeated everyone in his category to take the Gold medal, and achieve his best competitive result to date.

Two of the more established Dowty Players Nathan Berrecloth and James Dobson also put in good performances to reach their respective finals at -60kg and -55kg respectively, but although both Players suffered defeat in their finals, achieved commendable Silver medals.

Finally, Helena Harvey was very competitive at -63kg and eventually came away with a Bronze medal, completing a good all round day for the Dowty Club.

Pete Salter

The annual awards were given out on Friday at Newent and as well as the certificates that are given to club members detailing their achievements for the year, the following trophies were awarded.

Spirit of Judo Trophies :
Leah Brace
Charlie Sterry
Brodie Nicholls
Ewan Diggins

Coach player of the year Trophy :
Evan Barber

Club player of the year Trophy :
Amelia Sterry

Nearly 100 Players, Junior and Seniors, parents and supporters of the Dowty Judo Club, gathered in the Main Clubhouse of Dowty Sports & Social just before Xmas for the Club's annual awards evening, and accompanying American supper, with all the food supplied by Club members.

The evening opened with a brief summary of the year, on and off the mat from Pete, followed by the awards, and then the food, with the evening concluding with everyone sorting themselves into teams for the Quiz. It's a Quiz with a difference organised by Bry Butler and Don Quinn, and has acquired something of a legendary status in its own right

The full list of Award winners was as follows:

Junior Performance Award:
Lorna Collinson
Jess Tryner
Helena Harvey
James Dobson

Senior Performance Award:
Seb Kazmierski
Andy Ritchie

Spirit of Judo :
Kasia Jurgielewecz
Kerry Matholie
Hannah Marriett

Junior Players Player:
Kasia Jurgielewicz

Senior Players Player:
John Lockey

Keith Wolvendale Shield:
Nathan Berricloth

Paul Chadwick Shield:
Dean Douglas

Achievement of the Year:
John Lockey