Junior British Championships in Sheffield are a huge success

The country’s best athletes gathered at Sheffield Hallam’s English Institute of Sport today (Saturday 13 December) and battled it out for the prestigious title of British champion.

The day was packed full of fierce competition and some excellent displays of judo were demonstrated in the pursuit of gold. With the medals came the opportunity for many to win a place on the Great Britain Junior squad.

It was an exciting day as the players progressed through the pool on pool system. In the end each category was crowned with a champion and three additional medallists.

Coach Jamie Johnson said: “I am really pleased with the performances today. There has been some great judo all round.  I am looking forward to seeing the juniors push on to senior level tomorrow.”

Congratulations to all of our medallists and good look to those returning to the EIS tomorrow.


Junior Men

Under 55kg

GOLD Jack Murphy Pro Judo

SILVER Connor Potts Goole

BRONZE Henry Wakes Shadsworth

BRONZE Showgo Kimura Ealing


Under 60kg

GOLD Neil MacDonald JudoScotland

SILVER Samuel Hall Ryecroft

BRONZE Isaac Hill Kendal

BRONZE George Goldsmith Budokwai


Under 66kg

GOLD Eric Ham Glossop

SILVER Thomas Johnson Yoshin Ryu

BRONZE Daniel Powell Wolverhampton

BRONZE Alec Ranford Hardy Spicer 83


Under 73kg

GOLD William Johnson Yoshin Ryu

SILVER Colin MacDonald JudoScotland

BRONZE Connor Ireland WJA Academy

BRONZE George Cullum Camberley


Under 81kg

GOLD Stuart McWatt Garioch

SILVER Harry Lovell-Hewitt Stroud

BRONZE Oscar Di Domenico Jidel

BRONZE Aiden Donald Grimsby


Under 90kg

GOLD Rhys Thompson Enfield

SILVER Jamal Petgrave Westcroft

BRONZE Liam Donkin Edinburgh Club

BRONZE Harry Boby Osaka


Under 100kg

GOLD John Jayne Moberly


Over 100kg

GOLD Valentino Volante JudoScotland

SILVER Wesley Greenidge Enfield

BRONZE Haris Kekic Greenhouse EB Phoenix

BRONZE William Todd JSC Junior Women


Under 44kg

GOLD Olivia Piechota JSC/Harris

SILVER Molly Harvey Tonbridge

BRONZE Olivia Reid Garioch

BRONZE Aimee Thorpe Sportif 

Junior Women

Under 48kg

GOLD Kelly Staddon Ford

SILVER Helen Forbes Garioch

BRONZE Kiera Bateman Pinewood

BRONZE Harkirat Sekhon Ealing


Under 52kg

GOLD Lele Nairne Bradley Stoke

SILVER Chelsie Giles Coventry

BRONZE Lanina Solley Tonbridge

BRONZE Stephanie Walker Bradley Stoke


Under 57kg

GOLD Jodie Caller Renzoku

SILVER Chloe Alvis Redbridge

BRONZE Natasha Fraser The Parks

BRONZE Chloe Robyns-Landricombe Team Bath


Under 63kg

GOLD Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown Ryecroft

SILVER Lubjana Piovesana Bishop Challoner

BRONZE Prisca Awiti Enfield

BRONZE Eilish Walker Just Judo/Judo Esprit


Under 70kg

GOLD Ebony Drysdale-Daley Erdington SILVER Emma Reid Redbridge

BRONZE Shelley Ludford Osaka

BRONZE Leanne Henlon Westcroft Junior Women


Under 78kg

GOLD Rachel Moon Wolverhampton

SILVER Sally Moon Wolverhampton

BRONZE Rachel Tytler Pro Judo

BRONZE Charlotte Newbold Redbridge Junior Women

Over 78kg

GOLD Michelle Boyle  Edinburgh/Dynamic Judo 

SILVER Kelly Wright Redbridge

BRONZE Kate Saunders Pro Judo

BRONZE Jessica Smith Pontarddulais

Full results and the pool progressions are available at Judo Technologies