Big Judo took eleven people to the Nationals this year, Seven children and four teenagers. The eleven competitors won:
- Three Gold Medals (Noah Walliss, Bella Bianco and Tommy Willson)
- One Silver Medal (Noah Wallis)
- Two Bronze Medals (Jack Leslie and Noah Walliss)
Just as importantly the people that did not get medals all did really well too. Most won fights and some were very close to medalling (i.e. two lost their Bronze Medal fight) and all were young for their age groups and have another chance next year.
Over all it was a fantastic day and the coaches are proud as punch.
|Tommy with his Gold medal.|
|Noah on the podium getting his Gold for the Junior Mens Under 81kg.|
|Jack with his Bronze.|
Success at the Nationals is only part of the story. The real story is the commitment of everybody that makes our training special. Whether it is the people that turn up just because they enjoy Judo, or the parents that come and support or the coaches that are there week in week out we all have a part to play in making Big Judo successful.
So Thanks to everybody for all your support. Whether you fought, brought a child down to Rotorua or even if just turn up to training regularly you are making a difference and contributing not just to winning medals but to developing brave, confident and successful people.