Golden era for judo club


BORDERS-BASED Sportif Judo Club once again topped the medal table, surpassing their 2010 medal tally, at the 2011 Scottish Championships held on September 17 at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre, Motherwell.

Sportif won a total of 12 golds, 12 silvers and 14 bronze medals.

All the young medallists trained hard leading up to the championships, attending preparatory training camps and tournaments in Scotland and England.

A number of players also attended an international camp in Portugal in the summer and the Sportif International camp in Edinburgh in July. The players are now all part of the national squad and are aiming for a medal at the Junior British Championships to be held in October in Sheffield.

Sportif Judo has now firmly placed itself as the top junior judo club in the country and anyone interested to try classes in Kelso, Melrose, Earlston and Lauder should contact Sportif on 01578 730452 or visit the website