IAPS Judo National Championship

St Francis pupils enjoyed a great day at the IAPS National Judo Championships for 8 and 9 year olds.

For the St Francis team, it was their first competition at this level.  The final competitor was Archie (Year 4) who was frustrated at the weigh in to realise that he could have made the U30kg group as he weighed in at 29kg.  By this time however he was forced to compete in the U34kg group against  much larger opponents.

Archie, undaunted by the scale of his task, defeated his final opponent with a huge throw to take a very well earned bronze medal.  Well done and congratulations Archie!

Judo success Archie Ross