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Judo juniors in mini mon success.
Source :, Wednesday, May 3, 2006.

Three Carmarthen Judo Club members attended an open mini mon competition in Kidderminster.

The competition was hosted by the Samurai Judo Club and was open to 16 years and under ranked no higher than an orange belt.

The competition was divided into two days due to high entry numbers, the boys fighting first with the girls fighting on the second day.

The first to fight was young Jonathan Walters, who was fighting in his first open competition. He fought very well and showed good judo skills in each of his contests. His opponents were of a good standard and Jonathan did well to reach the final rounds, returning home with a well-deserved bronze medal.

The second day of competition saw two young ladies from the judo club take on competitors from all over the UK.

Ffion Whitefoot and Kate Walters fought bravely and proved to be better than the average competitor on the day. They both demonstrated skills taught at the judo club and made it through to the final rounds despite their inexperience in competition. Both girls won a bronze medal and were congratulated by their coach, Louise Beard, who said: "All three of these young people have made an excellent start to their competition career and I am sure they can only get better. There is talent in depth in Carmarthen and we're looking forward to a bright future at all levels of competition."

The duo thanked their coach for her support on the day and they also thanked their parents for travelling with them on what proved to be two very long, but successful days.