Northwest Age-Banded
21-22 February 2009

3 of Kin Ryu's higher grade Judoka competed at the Northwest Age-Banded open in St. Helens.

This was a big event with some of Great Britains top young fighters attending.

Kin Ryu was represented by David O’Doherty, Peter Neave and Zoe Killick.

David and Peter fought first in the 10-11 yr old age group.

Both fought well winning through the early rounds to the semi- finals.

The opposition then proved too strong on this occasion and both narrowly missed out on the medals.

It was an impressive start to their National Judo Careers, with Peter finishing in 9th from 24 and David finishing in 5th from 19.

The following day it was Zoe’s turn to compete and this was always going to be a big task for her, as she returned from injury.

She fought well and showed that she was on the way back to form.

Lisa was also in attendance as the coach.

Well done to all!!