Commonwealth Champion Megan Fletcher is looking forward to the Glasgow European Open that will see judo return to the Emirates Arena in Scotland’s second city.
The women only event takes place on Saturday 4th October 2014 and it will be a chance for the Wokingham based Geography teacher to fight for another medal in Glasgow along with other competitors for the first time since the Commonwealth Games.
The European Open Judo is a partnership between Glasgow Life, British Judo, Judo Scotland and Event Scotland.
Megan who is a member of Pinewood Judo Club and Team Bath as well a part time Geography teacher from Wokingham said, can’t wait to return to Glasgow. “It is amazing how positively judo was received by the home crowd both during and following the Games. We had such a warm welcome by Glaswegians and it will be a fantastic opportunity to compete in front of the Glasgow crowd, especially since judo has been embraced in such a positive way since the Games. I can’t wait to go back to that welcoming crowd.”
The girls are among four 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games champions competing at the event as well as four silver and three bronze medallists, all from Great Britain. Competing against the strong British team will be players from around the globe including European, World and Olympic medalists. All in all there will be around 17 nations competing in the hope of taking medals and gaining valuable world ranking points for Rio 2016.
Telford progidy and Team Bath player Gemma Howell will also be competing at the event. She recently returned from injury and won a medal at the Croatian Grand Prix.
So if you fancy a trip to Scotland to support her, get your skates on. There are still tickets available at glasgowopenjudo.com.