Judo Silver for Surrey Student

05 Apr 2013

13 year old Amber Sexton got one step closer to her ambition of joining the England Judo squad last weekend. Amber, who was representing the Royal Alexandra and Albert School where she is a pupil, won a silver medal at the British Schools Judo Championships that were held in Sheffield. Students travelled from all over Great Britain and Northern Ireland for this prestigious event, which this year saw over 500 entrants.

Amber, who trains regularly at Westcroft Judo Club (Nork), did well to qualify for the Championship and was absolutely thrilled to have won the silver medal. In the Semi Final she used a new throw she had been practicing and performed it so well she was rewarded with the maximum score.

Amber said “I have been working hard on a new throw, the ‘Ouchi Gari’ and when I used it in the Semi Final it worked really well. I was very pleased with my silver medal”.

Amber is now working to improve her ranking in order to achieve her goal of a place on the England Judo squad. She is also hoping to be on the Reigate and Banstead team when it competes in the Surrey Youth Games.