Crayford Judo Club members have achieved impressive results in national, area and county events in recent weeks.

At the British schools’ championships in Sheffield, Elyas Agounizera claimed gold and become champion in his age and weight.

Jael Varatharasan finished just one place outside the medals in fifth, while Jamil Issifu gained valuable experience.

At a green belt and under area competition, Finley Harding collected silver and both Emily Allingham and Alex Macasaddu bronze.

Zak Agounizera was just outside the medals in fifth place.

Ten members competed at the Kent Closed and all finished on the medal podium to earn themselves a place on the Kent squad.

Gold - Sephora Varatharasan, Jael Varatharasan, Craig Holmes; Silver - Issifu, Allingham, Julie Rousseaux, Graham Holmes; Bronze - Elyas Agounizera, Macasaddu and Graham Holmes.

News Shopper: Green and under (l-r): Emily Allingham, Finley Harding, Zak Agounizera and Alex Macasaddu

Patrick Sykes has been re-selected by England and also the England Talent Development (ETD) squad.

The ETD is made up of the elite of the England squad and means Sykes will now be involved in more high-level training camps.

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