First Stage Selections for European Championships in Montpellier

GB Judo is pleased to announce the first stage selection for the upcoming European Judo Championships in Montpellier, France from 3rd – 5th November 2023.

Defending European Champion, Chelsie Giles (Coventry Judo Club) has been selected to compete in the -52kg category whilst former European Junior and u23 champion and now world number one, Lucy Renshall (SKK; Pete Blood) will compete in the -63kg category.

There are selections for former European Junior champion Kelly Petersen-Pollard (Hardy Spicer; Fitzroy Davies) and Jemima Yeats-Brown (Ryecroft Judokwai; Ian Oliver) in the -70kg category.

Three-time European Championship bronze medallist, Natalie Powell (Irfon JC) will be joined by Emma Reid (Redbridge JC; Steve Sandy), who made her senior European Championship debut last year in Sofia, in the -78kg category.

In the men’s category, former European Junior Championship bronze medallist Lachlan Moorhead (Penistone JC; Matt Moorhead) will compete in the -81kg category whilst following 5th place finishes at the Austria Grand Prix earlier this year, Jamal Petgrave (Westcroft Judo Club; Andy Ede) and Rhys Thompson (Enfield JC; George Hyslop) have been named in the -90kg and -100kg categories respectively.

GB Judo will also be represented on the tatami by Lisa Rivers (Kin Ryu JC) as she has been selected to referee at her second senior European Championships.

The team will be finalised with the second stage selections on week commencing 23rd October.

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