MARTIAL ARTS: YOUNG fighters at Victoria Judo Club travelled to the Welsh capital and returned with a sackful of medals.
Competitors from the Shavingtonbased club took part in the Welsh National Mini Mon event at Cardiff.
The Mini Mon allows judo players to fight others in the same belt category, as opposed to others which are based solely on weight.
Sensei Alan Smith entered seven of his rising stars, aged eight to 11, and all but one snapped up a gong.
Calvin Sproston, Millie Sproston and Connor Bennett took gold medals in their respective categories.
Joshua Wolfendale grabbed a silver while Niall Robinson and Connor Mair took bronze. Harry Rushton narrowly missed a bronze medal in his event and performed well.
Meanwhile, Amy Tomkinson has been selected for the Welsh national squad after her outstanding performance at an open competition at Deeside. The 14-year-old grabbed a silver medal to impress the national scouts who were watching.
Her younger sister Chloe also got a silver medal, as did Chloe Millington. Pete Smith, son of sensei Alan, sowed his immense potential by winning gold against some of the best in Britain.
Anyone who is interested in joining the Victoria Judo club can contact club sensei Smith on 0787 095 1621. nEight members of Leslie Wright's School of Tae Kwondo, which has bases in Crewe and Nantwich, won medals at the North Midlands TAGB Championships.
Sparring competitions were held between more than 600 children and adults. Andrew Down won a gold; Paul Ridgeway, Daniel Ashley and Daniel Taylor got silvers; Michael Stawpert, Michael Hughes, Danny Lavalette and Paul Clews got bronze.
Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Leslie Wright on 01270 665868 or 07929 110224.