STUDENTS from the Galashiels-based Focus Judo Club threw themselves into the Falkirk District Challenge competition in Grangemouth and returned with some excellent results.

Noemi Kolodziej took a first place, Holly Shepherd and Rae Anderson gained seconds, while Monica Riddell clinched third, fighting higher graded players.

Daniel Stachurski also fought very well, losing to the eventual gold and silver medallists.

All those competing were members of the recently formed Reivers Academy, which is a coaching set-up for motivated children who want to train harder, more often and have a commitment to self improvement.