Medal haul for Sportif

SPORTIF Judo club’s squad returned from the Scottish Championships for 8-12-year-olds with yet another successful haul of two golds, two silvers and six bronze medals.

The National Championships were held at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, where just a month earlier Sportif held its own international tournament with teams from Denmark, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Malta and Ireland taking part.

Sportif players excelled at this event and were narrowly beaten into second place in the overall medal table by the 30-strong Danish national team.

All players in the club are now working hard towards their next grading, the Highland Open tournament, and an upcoming international training camp in Portugal.

Beginners’ judo classes with Sportif start in Melrose and Kelso next week.

For further information contact Sportif on 01578 730452; email; web

Scottish Championships results: Gold – Andrew Wilkinson and Isobel Reid; silver – Cailean Gunn and Hannah Wood; bronze – Joris Caldow, Robyn Mackay, Alex Dickson, Ben Muncaster, Ellis Russell and Sarah Turnbull.

Sportif International results: Gold – Abbi Blackie, Oscar Di Domenico, Lauren Ramsay, Dominic Reilly and Cailean Gunn; silver – Elizabeth Musgrove, Ben Laidlaw and Isobel Reid; bronze – Calum McDonald, Ryan Thomson, Finn Catterson, Imogen Walls, Ewan Paul and Garry Young.