Both junior and senior members from Camberley Judo Club won medals at this weekend’s Kent International held at Crystal Palace National Sport Centre. The tournament saw participants from the UK Holland and France. In total the club won 2 gold 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. 13 year old Stuart Brown got the club off to great start with silver in the junior under 60 division. Youth entrants Sam Hughes, Frazer Chamberlain (Tonbridge) and Robyn Irwin followed his lead with Sam battling hard to win a bronze medal at under 55kgs and Robyn taking silver at the under 63kg class. Frazer showed some great groundwork in the youth under 73kg category and won the bronze medal in style.
The senior entrants from the club knew they had their work cut out to carry on where the youngsters left off and responded accordingly. Gareth Fairclough took the bronze at under 60kgs after a judges decision went against him at the semi final stage. Danny Finney at only 18 fought strongly all day to win bronze in the under 73kg men. At 81 kgs Camberley dominated the field. Vince Skillcorn reached the final but was unable to compete due to injury. This earned him silver. Danny Williams fighting up a weight took the bronze medal and youngster Tom Williams (Ford) earned himself a respectable 5th place finish in the senior age group. Camberley’s two female senior fighters both blazed to gold with all contests being won under the time limit. Sam Lowe continued where she left off in Slovenia with another gold at under 78kg and Tomoko Kumamoto was a class above the field at under 70kg.