More success for Bridgeview Judo Club

Ellie and Olivia
Ellie and Olivia

Bridgeview’s successes this week began at the Class Master Easter Competition in Tunbridge Wells.

It was there that 10-year-old Eleanor Kearley-Whitmore and Olivia Akehurst, nine, fought their hearts out against competitors from all around the county. They both competed against higher graded players, yet both managed their share of victories and finished on the podium. Kearley-Whitmore received first bronze, only losing to the gold and silver medallists.

Akehurst won a silver, and was also awarded the Spirit of Judo Trophy as she only lost one bout, which was on a referee’s decision, not an actual score.

Meanwhile, Megan Logan, 15, fought at the serious end of the sport in the South of England Open Green Belt and Under Championships.

She fought incredibly well against serious opponents to reach the knock out stages. Looking strong, confident and determined, she went on to produce two maximum score ippon wins, then went the full distance in the final to eventually lose by a partial wazari score.

No boys represented Bridgeview this weekend, so it really was girl power being exhibited by the club.