- GO GOLD Athlete
- British Judo Association
- University of Bath
- Achievements from Application:
- Competing for England Judo in the Commonwealth Judo Competition in Sep 2019
This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Catmose Sports
The first weekend of May was spent at Walsall at the British Judo Centre of excellence with all the England Judo Squad .
2 Days of great training and great coaching along with some strong Randori made a great weekend. Having Been on the England Judo squad for 5 years these weekends are crucial for improving my judo.
I am looking forward to competing in the London Open this weekend at UEL sportsdock
The English open was held in Thetford , I competed in the Junior and Senior Competition to gain experience in the Seniors ( under 40 years ) as well as my current group Juniors ( under 21 years ) .
I am definitely seeing improvements in my new weight catergory of u66kgs . I didn't medal but achieved some good wins and the training and coaching I am getting is helping with my judo which is great .
Many thanks for the 2019/2020 funding it really helps with my travel and training costs .
The other weekend I travelled to Londonderry to compete in the Northern Ireland Junior u21 years and Senior u40 years competition in weight u66kg.
It was a great weekend I came 5th in Juniors and earned ranking points .
I also came 5th in Seniors and earned my first senior ranking points in the u66kg group .
I am really happy with my performance as I am still finding my feet in my new weight group. It is nice to see progress being made my strength and conditioning coaching is really helping.
The other weekend I competed in the Warwick university invitational teams Event . I fought Men alot older than me but managed to win all my 4 fightds with ippon the highest score. I was very pleased with my development as have been working on my strength and conditioning these past couple of months.
I also gained another 20 points towards my 2nd Dan
thanks again for the funding
The Other weekend I competed in Glasgow at Emirates Arena I competed in the Juniors and also for the 1st time competed in the seniors ( under 30 years Old ) .
It was a tough day but was really good as it was the first time competing in Seniors.
The following morning we had a randori Day and it was really nice to fight/train with Olympians such as Sally Conway and Colin Oates.
A great weekend it even snowed a bit on the Friday night :)
I am very happy to have earned a place on the 2019 ETD England junior Squad.
This enables me to access great Coaching and training on Squad weekends. It also enables me to self fund for tournaments/competitions and training camps with England Judo.
I am very happy to be on the England squad and have consistently been on the squad for 6 years .
The other weekend I attended The British Judo centre of Excellence in Walsall for an England judo Squad training weekend.
It was the last training session of the year before the British Championships held this Month in Sheffield.
It was great to train with fellow Squad members and improve my techniques.
I had a great time in Koper Slovenia at the European Cadet cup and Camp , I learnt alot about my judo and where I need to improve . It was a great couple of days and I was fortunate enough to fight against top judoka from Italy, Norway , Russia, Slovenia etc. I am grateful for the oppurtunities going out of the Uk gives me to advance my judo.
The new competitive year starts this month with the Welsh Junior open in Cardiff - As the current No1 junior in the u55kg group it will be interesting to start in a new weight group.
At the end of the month I will be competing and then training in Koper Slovenia with the England Judo Squad, this will be my last European Cadet Cup before I change age groups.
After competing in Slovenia there is a training camp which gives me the chance to train with Europe's best Judoka.
As these are self funded a big Thankyou to LRS sport for your help/sponsorship it is most appreciated.
Last weekend I was in Walsall at the British Judo Centre of Excellence .
I attended Saturday and Sunday and had intense training with my fellow England Squad Players. It was a tiring but great weekend. These weekends are a test of stamina and strength but also great fun in the evening after a full day training.
Some techniques to pass on at Club Level as well. Great Coaching.
Last weekend I competed at the Heart of England Competition. I have now moved into the Juniors 18-21 age group. I competed at u60kg as have moved up a weight group. Although this competition is not an England Ranking one, it was good to get practice in my new weight and age group.
I earned a silver medal and was very pleased with this result. I I also achieved another 10 points towards my 2nd Dan .
This coming weekend is England squad training which will be hard work but great.
August has been a fantastic training Month. I attended the John Davies training Camp for a week
It was a fantastic week of training and expertise coaching from Olympian Ben Fletcher.
As it was a residential camp I made some great new friends and was also a Team leader helping out and supporting younger judoka.
An amazing camp and opportunity so big thanks for the funding support to enable me to do these training opportunities.
(Sorry this Blog is a bit late but after the event I went on my holidays)
Big Thankyou to LR Sport for asking myself and Mary to do a Judo demonstartion for the LR Sport Primary School Games Final.
It was great to show the school children some of the moves we do in Judo and here the crowd go ooo and aaahhh!
I have a bit of a competition break for the summer but will be starting a special training regime to get me all set up for moving into the Junior -u21yr catergory from the Cadet -18yr catergory.
Thanks again to LRS
In May I travelled to Lund in Sweden to compete and Train.
I fought well and won a Bronze medal in the u18 57kg group.
I then had 3 days training after the competition it is great to have these training camps as it gives you the chance to train and fight with the best in europe and the world.
Later on in the Month I will blog about England Squad training as I have 2 weekends of this in June .
Last weekend I competed in Thetford at the English junior open and won all my fights successfully earning a Gold medal and 100 junior ranking points.
I was very pleased with my performance. I will officially be a Junior in September and this was the last ranking Competition of the year.
The following day ( Sunday ) I had England Randori training camp it was a tough but great day.
The Sportif International this year was Held in London not Edinburgh . Being held over the Easter weekend it is not just a competition but a training camp with Olympians like Neil Adams coaching.
This year I earned a Bronze medal in the juniors after some tough competition from French and Canadians I earned a 5th Place in the Cadets.
To follow was 2 days of training and coaching from Neil Adams . With some great Randori training with the Candian Interantionals and the French it was great.
I also earned 10 points towards my 2nd Dan so very pleased.
On the 11th March I competed at the K2 Crawley and Earned a Gold Medal in Juniors and a Gold Medal in Cadets .
The big news from this was that I also earned my last 10 points ( 100 Required ) towards my Black Belt so I am now a 1st Dan/ black Belt .
An amazing Day :D
After earning a Bronze medal on the 20th Jan at the Scottish Junior open I went to the Scottish Cadet open and earned a 5th place it was a tough day. But you always learn from losses as well as wins.
I was pleased with my performance.
The 6th January was spent at Walsall at England Judos Institutue of Excellence . I was tested on many skills . And passed the tests. Now to improve on scores before the next testing.
Alot of the important Ranking competitions have occured between January and April . I have been competing in both Cadet ( my current age ) and Junior which I will officially enter in September 2018.
Results so far
20th Jan - Bronze Medal at the Scottish Junior - Glasgow - Ranking
10th February - Bronze medal at the Scottish Cadet - Glasgow - Ranking
11th March - Gold at Junior Southern open - Crawley ... Gold at Cadet Southern open - Crawley
31st March/1st April Bronze junior at the Sportif International , 5th at Cadet Sportif International - London
30th April 5th Place at English Open - Walsall - Ranking
Thankyou so Much to LR sports for the funding this year to enable me to do these Competitions as not only is travel required but as training days follow hotel rooms are required so the funding is appreciated . Thanks again
Will try and do an update of the year so far since we have not had access to blog this may take a couple of updates but will try and do in 1.
1st important news in March I achieved my 1st Dan I am so pleased as this was gained 2 days before my 17th Birthday and was fantastic to gain the Last points required at the southern area Competition where I also earned 2 Gold medals one in Cadets and the other in Juniors.
I found out in Dec that I had retained my place on the England judo Cadet Squad which was also fantastic this is my 5th year being in the squad and I feel privelidged to be on the England Squad.
Will do another Part with Competition results.
I recieved great news this week I havemade it onto the England judo Cadet squad for 2018.
This is my 5th year of manging to be in the England judo Squad which is a great as I get to train with the best in the country.
I am so Happy to have made the squad.
Have a great Christmas everyone
The past 2 weekends I have been at the Institute of Sport For the British Championships
The 1st weekend was the cadet Championships it was a big group of over 30 judoka I placed 7th in a tough pool .
The 2nd weekend was the juniors I am enetering this age group officially in Sept 2018 but able to compete in it early. It was a tough weekend but I gained great experience and am happy with how I performed.