Young Midlothian judo stars shine

Just Judo club members have been doing well on the competition circuit.
Just Judo club members have been doing well on the competition circuit.

Young martial artists at the Lasswade-based Just Judo club have tasted success at a number of recent competitions.

Grappling their way to gold at the Highland budokan open, held in Inverness on Monday, June 6, were: Emily Rae, Demi Moffat, Rob Hamilton, Hannah Moszcsynski, Eilish Walker, Oliver Ireland, Shaun Conlon, Alexander Short, Mark Barnet, Mark Wilson, Daniel Pacitti.

Taking home silver medals were Jack Ferry, Leigh Watson, Shannon McNeill and Cassie Harris; while Murray Oris, David Reid, Cailin Calder, Kelsey Calder, Gregor McRae, Pablo Suarez Carrio and Elise Chisholm achieved bronze.

The recent London Open, held on Saturday, June 4, also saw a number of club members emerge victorious.

Jonathon Dewar took gold, while Reece Calder and Kirsty Dickson won silver. Last but not least, Andy Scott took home a bronze medal.

On the international stage, Liam Donkin won a bronze medal at the recent Lugi Open in Sweden.