Judo Bronze for Jamal

Nelson’s Jamal Williams won bronze at the British Schools Regional Championships at Thetford in Norfolk last Sunday against the top 100 judo players in East Anglia.

Judo is a competitive martial art the objective of which is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilise or subdue an opponent with a pin or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or choke. Jamal had to fight several people in the senior male under 81kg category and the competition was tough; including an opponent graded as a black belt 1st Dan.

He now has the distinction of being the first pupil to represent Royal Hospital School in judo as well as bringing home a well-deserved medal.