The championships saw more than 150 fighters compete across three age groups, with Kingsley fielding a team of 13 judoka. There were six gold medals for Kingsley, including eight-year-old Kyra McDonald, who won hers after winning the girls' U25kg final. Elise Helps won a second successive gold medal in the girls U28kg category, and newcomer Ruby Corbin made it a hat-trick for the U12s with a win in the final of the girls' U52kg. The U14 age group saw Tristan Walters win his third Western Area title, beating Devon's Charlie Warwick with a fantastic throw in the final of the boys' U34kg division. There was a second successive title for Brodie Skinner too, who impressed in the U16 boys' U60kg competition, winning all five of his contests by Ippon. Amie McMurray won the final gold medal for Kingsley, beating Amelia Shave in the final of the girls' U44kg competition. McMurray and Walters were then honoured by Devon County Judo Association, receiving respective awards for female and male judoka of the year for their achievements last season.