Melbourn student qualifies for national event following Eastern Area Championships bronze medal
PUBLISHED: 16:48 04 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:49 04 February 2016
A dedicated judo player has reached the National Schools Finals later this year.
Melbourn Village College Year 10 student Jacob Hanson reached the national stage after winning a bronze medal at the Eastern Area Championships at Thetford over the weekend.
Competing against much older boys (the competition was for Years 10-13), 14-year-old Hanson, a member of Melbourn Judo Club, will now compete in Sheffield on Saturday, April 2.
Hanson, one of only six U16s at the club who currently hold a green belt, has been a judo player for almost six years and according to organisers Lesley and Iain Reid, has the best attendance record at the club.
He rarely misses a Saturday or Tuesday evening session, where he trains with the seniors.
For more information on Melbourn Judo Club, visit www.melbournjudoclub.co.uk