Maddy Cox and Marcus Tree helped Portsmouth to a silver medal in this year’s Hampshire and Isle of Wight Games.
Marcus won both his fights, one by ippon and the other by penalties.
Maddy, who was giving away a lot of weight, showed the same spirit in competition as she has shown in training recently.
The journey to Aldershot was nearly as adventurous as last year’s journey home…
The only disappointment on the day was the low entry from other areas, with only four teams entered in the judo tournament – the others being Eastleigh, Hart and Deane and Winchester. Portsmouth was the only area to enter a full team of 9 players, Winchester only having a team of 3.
*Mieszko Polak was also originally entered to compete in this tournament, however we realised late on that no reserves were allowed this year, and we had to advise 4 players that they would not be competing. Our apologies to all affected.