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YOUNG JUDO STARS SEEK SPONSORSHIP.
Source : Carmarthen Journal, Saturday, 28th November 1992.
A team of three competitors from Carmarthen Judo Club recently attended the inaugural Caldicot Invitation Junior Championships in Gwent.
The invitation event included strong teams from both English and Welsh Clubs from as far apart as Derby, Lyndsey and of course Carmarthen.
The competition was very strong but, once again, Carmarthen, had a very successful day.
Christopher Whatley, of Carmarthen, fought in the boys under 31kg group and showed some style in wining the gold medal.
Ceri Griffiths, of Rhydargaeau, in his final tournament as a junior, competed in the over 65kg open competition and once again proved himself too strong for the opposition taking the gold in convincing style.
Barry Thomas, of Gwyddgrug, in the under 45kg weight group had a very tough pool of athletes and did exceptionally well to gain a bronze medal.
The team, and Carmarthen Judo Club, are trained by Mr Len Singer who congratulated them on their outstanding achievements.
He too this opportunity of again stressing that the strength of competitive judo within the Carmarthen area and asking that any person, or local business, willing to assist the club through sponsorship would find the youngsters dedication a tribute to the sport and all those connected with the club.
The club's aim is to apply to the Welsh Office for funding through their "going for gold" scheme which will match local sponsorship dedicated to the club.
Mr Singer added that Carmarthen was not known, in the increasingly popular field of judo, throughout England and Wales as a centre for excellence and continued to enhance the reputation of Carmarthen Town.