Junior judo players compete at Castle Hill
Woy Woy Judo Club's junior players competed at the Budokan Judo Club at Castle Hill in the Monsters League Judo Tournament on March 13.
For some of the students, it was their first judo competition.
The day started off with the youngest and lightest competitors, Kristina Tutic (5), Tim Alchin (6), and Momir Tutic (6).
Krisitina went 2 to1 to take out the bronze medal in her division of under-21kg.
Tim had some great fights and surprised himself throwing his opponent for Wazari (half point) before unfortunately being thrown with a few seconds to go but he also brought home a bronze.
Momir had some tough fights and managed to throw one of his opponents to the ground and held him down for 20 seconds to take Ippon (full point) and win silver.
Mara Hatfield Favand (6), Sam Boyd (7), and Harry Imran (8) also had some tough matches.
Mara going 2 to 2, to take a bronze medal in only her second competition.
Sam was off to a flying start throwing his opponent for Wazari and eventually holding him down for the win.
In his final fight, Sam got caught and was thrown for Ippon, taking out the bronze.
Harry made his Judo Tournament debut, throwing his first opponent and following up on the ground holding his opponent for the win.
Unfortunately, in his final match, time got away from him and he lost, but took out a silver.
Head coach Mr Daniel Simmons said: "These kids are absolutely amazing.
"No matter what their result was, there was a lot of experience gained and they should be proud of themselves," Mr Simmons said.
Media release, 14 Mar 2017
Danny Simmons, Woy Woy Judo Club