Last month, Elliott Marklew and Aidan Howard went to Derry with the Craven Judo Academy to compete in the Northern Irish Open Championships. Both boys fought extremely well in tough categories resulting in Elliot winning bronze and Aidan 5th place.
As a result of his performances in several national competitions this year, Elliot has been invited to train with the England pre- cadet judo squad, the sessions are held at the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the University of Walsall.
Elliot, Aidan and Thomas Dale are travelling to Sweden next week with the NW Judo squad to take part in a 4 day international judo competition and training camp.
The photos show Elliot and Aidan in action.