Triple success as Bridgeview rumble

Joseph Moore, Niah Salmon, Sam Slade.
Joseph Moore, Niah Salmon, Sam Slade.

Bridgeview Judo Club celebrated three medals in the Red and Yellow Belt Rumble at Durrington Sports Centre, the home of Sussex Judo.

The first to compete was Sam Slade, who managed some very good wins with excellent Judo against strong opposition. He was finally defeated by an older, more experienced player but he came home with a silver medal. This was his first ever Judo competition, and was an excellent start for him.

Next up was Niah Salmon, in a mixed group of girls. Niah fought with her usual determination and, though she was outclassed in the knock-out stages, remained cheerful throughout. She secured a bronze medal for her efforts to add to her collection.

Finishing off for Bridgeview was Joseph Moore. He has experienced a growth-spurt during the past few months and found himself moving up the categories and having to fight more senior players. He was not put off, however, and fought some very good bouts. He was certainly not outclassed, and thoroughly deserved the bronze medal that he managed to win.

So, with one silver and two bronze medals, the Bridgeview youngsters have made a great start to the competitive year.