CLUB TO CLUB: Lismore PCYC and Elizabeth special needs judo competitors with Alan Foley of Lismore (rear left) and Paul Reeves of Elizabeth (front right).
CLUB TO CLUB: Lismore PCYC and Elizabeth special needs judo competitors with Alan Foley of Lismore (rear left) and Paul Reeves of Elizabeth (front right).

Judo clubs meet up

THE inaugural Special Needs Judo Friendship Games held in Adelaide have been a huge success for Lismore.

Hosted by the Elizabeth club, six competitors from the Lismore PCYC Special Needs Judo Club returned with six medals.

David Brink, Alison Rose, Alice Reynolds and DJ Reynolds each won their categories, while Wendy Lynch and Sarah Stuart finished second.

Alison said she had a great time, particularly meeting Guy Sebastian and Ernie Dingo.

“That was so good meeting them,” she said.

“I made lots of new friends and we're going to stay in touch. And it was really good to win the trophy, too.”

Lismore sensei Alan Foley said both clubs were pleased with it.

“We're hoping this is the first of many such tournaments,” he said. “I can see that we'll have a long connection; it was positive for both clubs.”

The next tournament is expected to be in 2011.



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