Medals for Kingsley trio

Joseph Bulmer

THREE young pupils of Kingsley School in Bideford won medals at the West of England Junior Judo Championships in Kingsbridge, which attracted some 190 fighters from the seven regional counties.

This was the first time Kingsley’s young squad had competed at this level, making their haul of medals particularly gratifying for the winners and their coach Simon Ward.

Louis Hughes, Year 5, and Joe Hillyer ,Year 6, fought well to win silver in their under-12 weight categories. Joe’s sister Megan Hillyer ,Year 7, gained bronze in the over-12 category.

Other members of the Kingsley squad also performed well, with the Mathers brothers Finlay, Year 5, and Oliver ,Year 10, finishing fifth and seventh respectively.