Judo members collect two gold medals

PUBLISHED: 09:45 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 May 2010

MELBOURN Judo s fighters brought back two gold and eight bronze medals from a competition at RAF Marham in Norfolk. For seven of the fighters it was their first ever competition and they acquitted themselves well in the under-eights and eights-to-11s cate

MELBOURN Judo's fighters brought back two gold and eight bronze medals from a competition at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

For seven of the fighters it was their first ever competition and they acquitted themselves well in the under-eights and eights-to-11s categories.

Dina Parcell, aged seven, won a gold and Katrina Scales, seven, won a bronze in the girls' under-eights competition, while Miles Blackwell, seven, and Lucas Blackwell, five, both picked up bronze medals after showing excellent fighting spirit.

In the eight-to-11 category the unstoppable Sam McCracken, eight, picked up a gold prize by beating his two opponents by Ippon.

Sam's brother Lewis, 11, Ben Cooper, nine, Peter Huskie, eight, all won bronzes.

Leah Parcell, 11, faced a tough group including the current under-12s national silver medallist but was unable to win a medal, so was Jarrod Attreides, nine, in the boys' category.

The club are holding two club championships in March and June, followed by an invitational tournament in July where it is hoped that other local clubs will attend.

More judo on Sport 2.

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