Dragon’s Academy Open, Cardiff – 10th/11th February
Congratulations to the four players who competed in Cardiff for the first event of 2018. Erin competing in the under 24kg section, started with a confidence performance to win three of three contests. She demonstrated her newly developed skills to take the Gold in her weight group. Next up was Elen in the over 57kg section. She had two strong performances in her pool against visiting players from Greece. She showed her dominance throughout the performances. She went on to confidently win the semi final and the final in impressive style, to take the Gold. Excellent preparation for the British Schools next month.
The girls were quickly followed by the fighting brothers of Cynyr and Celt. Firstly Cynyr was competing in the under 16 age band for the first time. He had some tough contests, but proved his right to be there winning his first contest and taking the Bronze overall. Celt was in impressive fashion in the o60kg section. He showed some lovely skill to win two of his contests, but unfortunately missed out on the chance of the semi-final. He came a very well-deserved 5th Place. All four players performed exceptionally well and it promises to be a great year of judo!!!
Elen, Cynyr and Celt, joined by Aled took part in a training session the following day. They received some excellent coaching from Stephen Abberley, Kerry Pulvirenti and Alan Jones. All four enjoyed the day and took away some value new techniques!!!