Medals Galore on Offer at the British Schools Championships 2017

Over 650 keen judoka flocked to Sheffield at the weekend to compete in the British Schools Championships at the English Institute of Sport for the chance to be crowned the British Schools Champion 2017.

Around 400 schools were represented over the course of the weekend along with 250 coaches urging them on from the sidelines whilst an expectant and jubilant crowd enjoyed every throw, every grapple and every hold.

Each day began with a moments silence followed by a rapturous applause to celebrate the life of Roy Luff, who sadly passed away last week.

The weekend saw British Schools Champions crowned across 91 different age/weight categories. Full results from the weekend are available to download here. 

The weekend also saw the first British Schools Special Needs/Visually Impaired Championships, which saw over 40 judoka enter.

Head of Events and Competitions, Rob Hartley said: “I am delighted with the event and the level of competition this year. It was fantastic to see so many competitors, coaches and schools at the competition and the atmosphere today has been electric.

“It was also great to see Roy Luff acknowledged in the morning, as well as the outstanding junior referees and officials awarded for their work at the event with the Ken Webber and Jerry Hicks trophies.

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of this event and we couldn’t have done this without their help. I would like to thank everyone – the referees, table officials, coaches, competitors, British Judo staff, and the schools themselves. It’s been another fantastic weekend of judo and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.”

The event was once again supported by numerous junior referees and table officials to continue the development of the British Judo Association’s array of officials. Wynn Williams, was awarded the Ken Webber trophy for Outstanding Young Referee of the weekend by British Schools Judo Commission member, Sue Collins.

You can view the overall medal table by clicking here: British Schools Judo Championships 2017 Medal Table

Photos from this weekends competition can be viewed on the British Judo Facebook page here, with high resolution photographs available to purchase from from Tuesday 11th April.