Moberly Stars at the NHC ranking event

It was a tough weekend for the Moberly stars at the NHC ranking event. A new venue attracting some of the best young talent in the country. With the new age bands, it was a steep learning curve for the 1st year pre-cadets and cadets.

For 2nd year pre-cadets Kamal and Kyle competing in a heavier category it was business as usual as they both again dominated to take gold and silver in the u46k. Luan also moved to a heavier category and also won gold at u55k. Omar returned to competition after a 10 month break to win bronze in the u38k. Maddie was in great form to also claim a bronze in her new u52k group.
1st year pre-cadets Oliver Almond and Liam both just missed the medals at u38k and u42k respectively, while Ali, Corey, and 1st year cadets, Alex, Oliver Lee, Dinari, Daniel, Nelson and Michael Osher had a very tough introduction to the cadets. Amel was extremely unlucky to miss out in the u57k cadets.
On day two Myeisha won gold in her new u36k minors, but Luca just missed out on a bronze at u38k. Max returned to competition after a break to win silver at u60k Juniors, while Reuel won a bronze at u73k, with Micheal Mensah just missing the medals. Finally, Masters competitor Richard Kaslo won silver in the u90k.

John Jayne at the Senior European Cup – Bratislava

John Jayne fought in the recent Senior European Cup in Bratislava last weekend. He won his first contest against the German, FREY by ippon, but then lost to the Serbian DOSEN, in the quarter final. John responded with two hard fought victories against Dutchman, ANSAH and the Lithuanian NENARTAVICIUS. However John sustained a neck injury in his last contest, and with limited mobility, he succumb to three penalties in the bronze medal final against HUTSOL from Ukraine.

John will be competing in the Junior World Championships in Zagreb in October. It will be his 3rd appearance at this prestigious event. With a current ranking of no.2, he will be hoping to finally achieve one of his long term goals.

Good Luck lil john


Moberly Star Reuel O’Neal-Marshall at the UK School Games

Congratulations to ReuelIMG-20170903-WA0004 who was selected to represent England at the UK School Games in Loughborough this weekend. Reuel fought in the u66k individual event on the Saturday, winning a bronze. He was then selected to compete in the England A team in the Team event on the Sunday. Having lost to the Scot in the semi final on Saturday, Reuel took revenge with an excellent counter for ippon in the final. The England team went on to win the gold

Moberly Star Maddie Rymer at Midland Area Heart of England

Well done to Maddie, who fought at the Heart of England championships in Walsall. Winning an excellent silver was just rewards for her hard work and determination.

John Jayne at the Junior European Cup – Romania

A couple of weeks ago John fought his last Junior European Cup event in Romania. He was in devastating form and signed off with 3 superb ippon wins. The victory also lifted John up to no.2 in the IJF Junior u100k category. An absolutely magnificent achievement for little john..john jayne rostrum romania 2017