THREE members from Bridgewater PCYC Judo Club, who competed in the Tasmanian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu championships in Launceston recently, all returned home with medals
Tim Masters received gold, Josh Manson, silver and Luke Fox bronze.A number of clubs from around the State attended on the day with good numbers participating. Judo grappling has only been operating within the BPCYC Judo Club for a short time under the guidance of Stephen Smith and Tim Masters, Stephen has competed at Australian Championships and Pan Pacs and has successfully brought home medals, Tim has trained and competed in Judo for a number of years and was the 2001 Junior Australian Champion for his division.
BPCYC Judo Club has continued to grow with numbers now exceeding expectations and the result is the club now has a waiting list of children and adults wanting to learn Judo. PCYC has had excellent results at state competitions with medals brought home by 99 per cent of its competitors which has now put the club on top of the State postings. The club has also gone into the Jordan River Learning Federation Middle School with 16 students learning the art of judo over two days last term and with another two days coming up this term, members from the club have also attended a number of training days and World Judo Day which was celebrated on the October 28.
The last competition held at Hobart PCYC in August saw Bridgewater PCYC Judo Club bring home three gold, four silver and one bronze out of nine competitors. The next competition is being held while Brighton Community News goes to press which will be the last of the year. The club also has one of its members, Zack Moody, now training with the State team which will result hopefully in him being selected to represent BPCYC Judo Club and Tasmania.
Special congratulations go to Wendy Masters who was recently awarded a life membership of the Judo Federation of Tasmania. Wendy has volunteered countless hours over the years and it is great to see that she has been recognised for her contribution.