Bradley Stoke Judo Club is flying high at the moment! In September, members of the club competed at the Welsh Open and came away with a clutch of medals. Golds for Miles Nelson, Stephanie Walker, Lele Nairne, Pete Miles, Toby Attwood and Ryan Rijkesen Salmen. That’s an amazing six gold medals and not content with that they also picked up five Silvers, for Ethan Nairne, Alex Rijksen Salmen, Tatum Keen, Ben Attwood, and James Hayes plus Eleanor Young and Isaac Matthews taking bronzes.
Ten of their squad then headed off to Poland for the Warsaw Open Cup and a tough two day training camp. The players who travelled with them were Jack Reeves, Eli Britton, James Hayes, Ben Attwood, Dominic Nelson, Myles Nelson, Pete Miles, Eleanor Young, Steph Walker and Lele Nairne who are all aged between 12 and 17.
Experienced coach Pete Douglas, who travelled with the group, was delighted with their performance as he knew it was going to be a tough event and all the competitors won at least one fight. They also managed to come home with three bronze medals and one gold.
Eleanor Young excelled in Poland winning a bronze medal. She is not yet part of the England Squad but hopefully this will change soon. Myles Nelson fought in a higher weight group just so he could go to Poland and winning the bronze medal was a great achievement.
Pete Myles lost one fight to a top European player but Pete totally dominated the fight until one mistake, which proved fatal so Pete then had to be content with the bronze medal.
Lele Nairne was fantastic all of the way through, throwing every one of her opponents for the maximum ten points to win the gold medal.
Bradley Stoke Judo Club achieved 19th place out of 99 clubs taking part and beat some national teams such as Latvia, Belarus and Luxembourg, which was a fantastic achievement.
This weekend some of the squad travelled to Sheffield to compete in the British Championships where Pete Myles retained his title.
For more information visit their website www.bradleystokejudoclub.com or pop into the leisure centre.
Patchway Judo Club, a much smaller club, also competed at the British Championships and are really proud of Reece Peacock who took silver in U66kg U16 category – so well done to him!
Photo: Members of Bradley Stoke Judo Club at the Warsaw Open
Football: Bradley Stoke Youth FC
Bradley Stoke Youth FC U9s earned themselves a quarter final cup place against Longwell Green by beating Ashton Boys in a tense home cup tie.
It was a very positive start from both teams who were strong sides when they got the ball down and started playing football. Bradley Stoke didn’t have to wait long for their first goal which went to Callum Harris; when he shot, the ball took a slight deflection on the way but the goal went down as his and he got a second just minutes later when he fired a superb shot low and hard into the bottom corner.
Ashton Boys were then able to get a goal back through number ten when he was able to hit the ball under the keeper and were able to get back on level terms when a powerful pass across the box and was converted to the top corner by their number 8.
With the teams level it looked like it would stay that way until half time when Kody Maller ran down the right hand side of the goal. He then ignored the advice from Manager Tony Fryer who was screaming for him to pass. Absolutely wellied it into the top left hand corner of the goal forcing his manager to admit he was wrong!
Further goals from George Hucker and Lewis Bryant meant the first match finished 5-2.
The second game saw Ashton Boys fight back and get two goals before Harvey Castello forced an error from a strong Ashton keeper and sealed Bradley Stoke’s 6th goal. Ashton managed to get one back but it was not enough to get the draw they wanted.
Photo: Bradley Stoke Youth FC U9s in action against Ashton Boys. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Football: Bradley Stoke Town FC
The injury hit First Team travelled to the top of Dundry to play De Veys in a close fought game. After De Veys took the lead in the 1st half, BSTFC equalised in the 75th minute after a long throw from Ben Osborne was flicked on by Ed Linsdale and fell to an unmarked Andy Hurrell who knocked the ball home from 6 yards out.
The Reserve side who have only played one game in the last four weeks due to a number of postponements lost 2-0 against Talbot Knowle United.
The A team played local rivals Patchway North End on an extremely muddy Jubilee Field which saw Bradley Stoke come away with three points. A good team performance in absolutely dreadful conditions which meant passing was difficult and even running to tackle had its problems. The game finished 2-1 with a goal from Paul Zambrycki and the other being an own goal.
Photo: Bradley Stoke Town FC’s A Team in action against Patchway North End. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Netball: Bradley Stoke Netball Club
1st team lost 47-35 to Natwest
Players’ Player: Helyne and Jo M
“A good fight against an established Prem team. With the team missing circle defence, Jo M made an appearance as GD and had an awesome game. Lots of work to ensure we continue to improve our game and keep winning!”
2nd team lost 51-31 to Cosmos
Players Player: Dawn
“Another good fighting performance for our squad. We were only down by 4 at half time, but they changed gear in the middle of the third quarter and ran away with it. Some really good play from everyone against very good opposition; well done Dawn for double player – very well deserved!”
3rd team beat Phoenix 47-20
Players’ Player: Lou
4th team game postponed until Tuesday
U16s lost 26-17 to Chipping Sodbury
Players’ Player: Dannie and Millie
“This was the team’s second league game and they all played very well indeed. they got off to a slow start but soon started to really hassle their opponents and kept the game level through the second and third quarter. Fatigue took them over in the last quarter and Sodbury pulled away. Very impressed with all of their play and their sportsman like attitude; well done team!”
U14s lost 17-16 to Longwell Green
“For a first ever league fame for some of the team it was amazing to watch them play! They put every effort into the whole game and we really saw them fight. They got off to a great start as they were leading by 6 after the first quarter but Longwell started to fight back. They all responded well to line up changes and were great to be around today as every one of them had a big smile on their face the whole time! Well done!”
The Bradley Stoke Sport Report is written by 15-year-old Connor Summers, who hosts a weekly Sports Show on Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR). Listen to Connor’s radio show from 6pm every Sunday.
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