Major players gather at Sportif

SPORTIF JUDO’S Abbi Blackie rounded off a successful year by being presented with her black belt by two of the club’s most famous members.

John Buchanan and Euan Burton, both Olympians and world medallists, returned to their roots to take a session at the club where they both started as beginners.

It was a great day with more than 100 children from Sportif Judo taking part with Abbi, who represented Team GB at the Youth Olympics and European Championships, playing a starring role. To join Sportif Judo Clubs in the Borders call 01578 730452.