Golden day for Kingsley’s Serdega

PUBLISHED: 09:39 13 March 2014 | UPDATED: 09:39 13 March 2014

Kingsley's young Judoka picked up a number of medals at the British Schools Championships

Kingsley's young Judoka picked up a number of medals at the British Schools Championships

Archant

Young Judoka bring several medals home from British Championships

SEVEN Kingsley School Judo Club members joined more than 500 youngsters in action at the 2014 British School Championships at the iceSheffield Arena.

A number of international athletes have been involved in the British Schools’ system on their way to representing Great Britain, including former squad members Winston Gordon, Dennis Stewart, Densign White and Nicola Fairbrother to name but a few.

This year’s results for Kingsley Judoka proved to be the best so far for the team.

Kingsley’s top performance came from Andrew Serdega, who had to work hard to secure his second consecutive title in the u66kg class.

Andrew produced a quality performance, winning all of his contests in style by scoring Ippon in each bout.

He claimed his win in dramatic fashion, applying a strangle hold with just seconds to spare after a tight contest against Liam Mathew from Dalkeith High School.

Youngster Kitty Lavelle won a silver medal, representing Morchard Bishop Primary in the year 6/7 age group.

She started well in her final and produced some strong attacking Judo against Yasmin Hawkins from Southcote Primary School. It was a hard contest for Kitty who overcame her nerves to reach the final, but Yasmin was a little too strong and she eventually held Kitty down to score Ippon.

Kingsley School student Clara Gawlas was competing in her third championships, and after finishing fifth in her previous two attempts she earned a bronze in this year’s u63kg category.

Michael Edwards, who trains with the Kingsley team, won a Bronze medal in the Yr 12/13 group in the under 81 Kilo class.

Kingsley student Cameron Lavelle was making his debut at this level and produced two very confident wins in the Yr 6/7 under 42kg class, finishing a respectable 12th.

Kingsley surpassed their medal target and will be very encouraged by the development of their young fighters.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:05

Two goals in five minutes were enough to consign the Robins to a second straight defeat in Division One South and West

Read more
Wed, 16:41

South Molton were unable to secure a spot in the final of the U15 competition, losing 4-0 to Langley School.

Read more
Tue, 18:00

Bideford will face Okehampton in the last four on Easter weekend, with a place in the final up for grabs for the winner

Read more
Tue, 17:00

There were three wins for the home club at their show at Great Torrington School Sports Hall on Saturday

Read more
Tue, 15:30

Seven of the eight North Devon Gazette Football League cup final spots have been filled after Saturday’s semi-finals

Read more
Tue, 15:30

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more
Tue, 14:31

There were big wins for Torridgeside and Appledore in Division One East on Saturday

Read more
Mon, 15:58

The Robins were beaten 4-1 in Division One South and West on Saturday

Read more
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Barum were 2-1 winners over 13th-placed Didcot Town in Division One South and West

Read more
Friday, March 17, 2017

North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications