On the Saturday, Craig Jones broke a 5 year hiatus from competition, when he competed in the Kyu Grade Cup at the High Wycombe Judo Centre. It was a successful return to competition, culminating with a well deserved bronze medal for 22 year old Craig, who can usually be found instructing the younger players at the Cosham based club.
These same young players did the Club proud on Sunday 5 October, when a 5 strong squad competed at the Hampshire Split Grade Competition at Eastleigh’s Fleming Park Leisure Centre.
All players were fighting in the junior novice red and yellow belt categories, and returned with 4 medals – Marcus Tree with silver, at -27kg; Jack Rogerson bronze at -34kg; bronze for Mieszko Polak at-30kg and a bronze for debutant contestant Mostafa Hannan at -60kg in the higher age bands.
The fifth member of the squad was Conor Isherwood-Lee (-38kg) who also fought with distinction against some tough opponents.
Coach Kevin Jones commented on the results, “There was a great club spirit today, everyone supported their club and players through to the final fight. There was some great judo from all the players.”