Judo: Successes for Colne Valley club
NEIL GILPIN has been celebrating at the double.
After being awarded his second dan black belt at a grading meeting in Rochdale, the Colne Valley Warehouse Judo club member – pictured left with instructor Jackie Jessop – was then named in the Great Britain Jutjitsu squad for the world championships later this year.
And the Linthwaite club have enjoyed further success as they collected seven medals at the West Yorkshire Judo Championships at Richard Dunne Sports Centre, Bradford.
Club members, pictured above with instructor Jessop (left), won four gold medals, two silvers and one bronze, with pride of place going to Adam Chouder, who won the Bob Wilson Spirit of Judo Trophy, which was awarded to him for his efforts on the day.