Kieran started Judo
after being dragged along by his twin brother Reece.
Both boys were soon
training twice a week and entering competitions. Kieran was
awarded player of the year in 2007 and Most Improved 2006.
Kieran has had a fantastic 2009, winning bronze medals at
Kent International, West of England Open and then the Britsh
Champions! Kieran is following in Sam's footsteps and has
received his letter inviting him to be in the England squad.
Paving the way for future Patchway players to follow in their
was 5th at the British Championships, loosing to Sam in the
bronze medal fight. Kieran's latest achievements Bronze in
NW ranking event and 2nd at the trials for Youth Olympics.
Kieran went on to achieve his 1st Dan black belt and is one of our club coaches.
story..........it could be you!
decided he wanted to take up judo in October 1999, after watching
a display by Patchway judo club at a local leisure centre.
During the 2000
Summer Olympics, at the ripe old age of 5, he annouced he
wanted to be at the Olympics when he was bigger!
Sam gives 100%
to his judo, training 4 times a week from quite a young age.
Sam won many
medals in lots of differernt competitions, starting with the
local inter clubs (his first interclub was at home at Patchway
Feb'03 where he won gold!- see photo)
to Opens and the Western Area closed where he was the silver
Then in 2005
he won his first National medal, a bronze! He was so proud;
it was presented to him by World Champion, Craig Fallon. In
2006 he narrowly missed out on the gold, winning silver.
he was the Boys u46kg British Champion!
In 2010 Sam was
the bronze medalist at the British Championships, after being
selected for the England squad, he went on to be selected
to the "ETD" England Talent Squad. Sam achieved his 1st Dan in 2012, he is now one of our club coaches and is currently at university studying to be a Physiotherapist.