Burton and Buchanan set for return to their roots

JUDO players from the Sportif club, which has classes throughout the Borders, are in for a real treat on Saturday at the Loch Centre, Tranent, with the return of two of its succesful sons.

Euan Burton (Team GB London 2012) and John Buchanan (Judo Team Captain Team GB Syndney 2000) are both Olympians and world medallists who started at the Sportif Judo Club when they were as young as six years old.

The duo will be leading judo sessions which start at 8.45am and finish at 11am, followed by an individual club tournament for under-13s.

Scots Euan, pictured right, and John are looking to compete at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and have also, at the weekend, won medals at the European Cup in Malaga, Spain.

z The Under-18 Scottish Championships was held on Saturday at the Ravenscraig centre, Glasgow.

Sportif Judo Club won 10 golds, 10 silvers and 10 bronzes, placing them on the top of the medal table, as they have done in the six previous years.