SAMURAI Judo Club’s Green and Under Championships for juniors attracted entries from far and wide with the host club winning four gold medals, five silvers and seven bronzes.

In the boys lower grades section, Nick Deeley was first up and took a bronze medal, his second event so far and his second bronze.

Jordan Phillips was on superb form. He won his own category very easily, with maximum point throws all the way and his longest contest lasting only twenty seconds, so the organisers put him into another category with much heavier players. Jordan added another four maximum point wins earned him his second gold medal of the day.

Lathan Spackman was the other Samurai entrant in the boys lower grades section and he too helped himself to a gold medal, with three maximum point wins.

In the girls lower grades, Samurai had just two entrants. Poppy Bowman, in only her second competition, gained the second bronze medal of her career.

Meanwhile, Alex Collins was competing in her first ever event and the fourteen year-old, after losing her first contest settled down and had three good wins against higher grades and finished with a silver medal.

In the boys higher grades, in the lighter weight groups, Harrison Flello just missed the medals, finishing fifth.

James Harrison had three very good wins to reach the final but lost to an extremely good player from Bedworth and had to settle for silver.

James Harrison also entered the highest boys weight group with fellow Samurai players Callum Spencer and Harry Ashen, making three national medallists from the club in the one category.

They took the top three medals, Ashen got bronze and Spencer won the final to claim gold, leaving Harrison with silver.

In the girls higher grades, Katy Jennings had a tough category and did well to earn a bronze.

In the next weight category up, Sophie Davis had an even tougher group but two excellent maximum point throws saw her into the final, which she lost to a much more experienced player from Nuneaton to leave her with the silver. Maddi Averill added a bronze in the weight category above that, she also entered the open weight category along with Maddi Haywood.

Both finished in the medals, Averill lost in the final to take the silver whilst Haywood got the bronze.