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Jamie is British Minors Judo Champion

Sunday, 09 October 2016

Year 7 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division, Jamie Death, has become the Great British Minors Champion at Judo. He won all six of his fights by ippon, which is a straight knockout, at the British Minors Judo Championship held in Edinburgh. His Gold came in the Under 46 Kg category, where all competitors were born in 2005/06.

Father Stewart said: “We are really proud of him as he was up against fighters from all the top clubs in the UK. This was the biggest competition he has competed in so far, complete with an opening ceremony and bagpipes!  His next competition is Southend International on 22 and 23 October when he is representing the North-West.  He has also enjoyed recent successes with Golds at the Craven, Gloucestershire and Goole competitions.”

Jamie trains three times a week at Clayton Green Judo Club and at Bredakwai Judo Club in Accrington where his coach is John Hope. He is also a member of the North-West Squad and its Elite Talent Development Section which trains three times per month in Kendal and St Helens. He has recently participated in a Masterclass with Judo Olympian Ashley McKenzie, who represented GB in Rio.

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Jamie is pictured here second left on the podium. He is an orange belt (8th Mon)

Jamie is pictured here second left on the podium. He is an orange belt (8th Mon)