Well done to the handful of players that entered. Elaine was our mat side coach on the day and was pleased to see our players trying lots of different techniques on ground and standing. Well done everyone!
The club had six players qualify for the British Championships this year under the new system and we returned with one new British champion and two bronze medallists.
Stuart mcwatt fought his way on Saturday to become British Champion at under 42kg b band. Well done Stuart from everyone at the club!
Other medallists where Jessie Mathews and Ewen McDonald who both fought well on the day and came home with a bronze medal - well done both of you. James Littler, Scott Lyall and Helen Forbes were our other entrants at the championships they all fought well so they can all hold their heads high and see what next year holds!
Triple medal success for Garioch at one of Britain's biggest competitions held in the National indoor arena in Birmingham with over 900 competitors. All three of our players fought very well against some of the best players in the country.
Garioch sent down 19 competitors to meadowbank in Edinburgh for the Scottish championships this year. All 19 of them were a credit to our club with some great judo resulting in five new Scottish champions for Garioch.
New Scottish Champions: Stuart McWatt (-42kg b band) - Gold Lewis Mark (-27kg a band) - Gold Olivia Reid (-28kg a band) - Gold James Littler (-38kg b band) - Gold Jessie Mathewson (-44kg b band) - Gold
Other medalists: Murray Wood (-30kg a band) - Silver Ewen Macdonald (-46kg b band) - Silver Helen Forbes (-57kg c band) - Silver Shannon Reid (-40kg b band) - Bronze Scott Lyall (-46 c band) - Bronze
Well done to all the players and thanks to the mat side coaches for their help.