Moberly Stars at Windsor u8 Festival and Red/Yellow Rumble

Well done to all that fought at the Windsor U8 fetival and Red/Yellow belt. A great event with a fantastic atmosphere. Its a great opportunity to give the youngest members of the team a chance to gain competition experience and win trophies. The under 8 event was run to ensure all those that took part fought among the same pre-arranged ranking system to keep the fresh beginners away from the little ninjas! There were fantastic contests and performances and some absolutlely memorable moments. Trophies were presented without ranking order to keep with the associations under 8 competition policy.
Trophy winners, Emma, Razia, Julia, Azriel, Joanne, Raheam, Adnan, Christopher, Alex, Yahya, Abdullah and Himmat.
In the red and Yellow belt section there were golds won by Abdullah and Jahnae making her debut. Silvers for Micayah, Yaqoob, I’sah and Deborah (who also won the ippon of the day). Bronzes were won by Isabella, Eva, Ricayah, Avyaan, Kameel, Karam and Tumon.
Special mention to Emma who also took part in the A1 event on Saturday in East Ham earning a gold medal.

The 25th Kent International was another successful event for Alan and Jean Lingham. It was also Moberly’s 21st appearance at this event that is always well attended and respected. The unique event is split by grade on day one, and juniors, seniors and masters on day two.
On Day one, Myeisha won gold in the u44k category section B , and Maddie won a bronze in the u70k. In section C, Omar produced outstanding judo to win the u46k category. It was a silver for Dinari in the u55k, along with bronzes for both Kamal and Kyle.
On Day two, Reuel won the u73k juniors section with scintillating judo, while Daniel won a silver in the u66k in his first junior event. Bronzes were won by Dinari (u55k), Anna (u63K) and Micheal (u73k). In the seniors, Dominique won a silver in the o78k and Reual also claimed bronze at u73k.
There were good experience and lessons learnt by everyone not just those that just missed the medals, but well done to Cian, Parnell, Kristians, Sacha, Corey, Oliver, Ali and Richard .

Moberly Stars at London Youth Games 2019

Great results for the Moberly Stars representing their various boroughs at the London Youth Games yesterday. A new venue at Lea Valley with Nike as a sponsor, it remains one of the largest youth events in Europe.
Fantastic gold medal winning performances from Luca and Luan for Tower Hamlets, Omar for Camden, Kyle for Brent and Daniel for Harrow. Excellent silvers for Liam for Tower Hamlets, Alex for Southwark and Anna for Haringey. Ali representing Camden just missed out on a medal.

Moberly Stars at Osterley u8 and South Coast

Well done to the Moberly stars competing at events in Osterley and Worthing this weekend. On Saturday eight of the under 8s took part in the Osterley u8 Festival. A lovely event with a friendly atmosphere giving our youngest Stars more event experience in a fun tournament. On Sunday six Moberly stars fought in the South Coast Yellow belt and under competition at Worthing Leisure Centre. This event is a must on our calendar as the Sussex team are always so committed to putting on a great event. Golds were won by Nyrell in the 34k, Ricayah in the u36k and Eva in the u40k. Isabella won bronze in the u36k. Just missing the medals were Cian and Mark in the u42k.

Moberly Stars at Venray International 2019

Very proud of those that fought at the Venray International Tournament this weekend. With over 1500 competitors from over 25 nations it is a premier club event on the circuit. Many of these competitors go on to Junior European cup events and greater. For Omar and Dinari it represented a step up in competition level. For Omar it was also new weight category after a long injury lay off. After a first round defeat, he won his next 4 contests with superb transitional skills to win bronze in the u46k cadet. Dinari won through to the final with 4 excellent wins but was undone in the final after a dubious decision. A silver in the u55k was still a great result. Moberly’s final medal was actually the first one, won in the first category of the weekend by Emma in the u22k. It was a brave effort in an intimidating atmosphere but an experience never to be forgotten.
Excellent experiences for the rest of team of Myeisha, Oliver, Ali, Tyrese and Micheal.

Moberly Stars at Ealing JC’s May Day madness event

After the experience of the Moberly u8 and red belt festival yesterday, 4 die hards headed over to Ealing to join the fun at the May day madness event hosted by Ealing Judo club. Ricayah made it two golds in 2 days, and Joanne picked up a great silver. While Tyreece won a battling bronze, Ben also won a silver and was presented with an award for the throw of the day.

Moberly Stars u8 fun festival and red belt rumble

Great performances and wonderful support at our little event today. Thanks to my Moberly Stars – Slough team for a job well done. Thanks to the teams that gave such great support. So very proud of everyone that helped out today.

Moberly Stars at London Area Open 2019

Another busy weekend at the London Area Open with 15 Moberly Stars competing over the 6 sections at the University of East London.
On Saturday, in the Minors section Parnell won a great silver in the u42k section. In the Pre-Cadets, Myeisha also won silver in the u44k. Bronzes were won by Oliver (u42k), Corey (u60k), Maddie (u63k) and Dmori (o66k). In the Cadets section Dinari won an excellent gold in the u55k, with twins Kyle and Kamal taking well deserved bronzes. Anna won a silver in the u63k. Oliver L, and Daniel just missed the medals.
On Sunday, Dinari doubled up in the u55k Junior section securing a 2nd gold medal. Reuel and Michael won bronzes in the u73k Juniors. Reuel also fought the Senior u73k and won a great bronze. Micheal and Tyrese just missed out. Finally, Richard won a silver in the u90k Masters section.

Moberly Stars at English Minors and 61 Judo Club event

Busy weekend for some of the Moberly Stars competing at the English Minors in Thetford on Saturday and also at the 61 Judo Club Green belt and below at High Wycombe on Sunday.
On Saturday, Luca won a fantastic gold medal in the u42k, coming back from a loss in his first contest to claim top spot. Kristians won a superb silver in the u46k after 4 hard fought contests. It was extremely unlucky for Parnell after 3 excellent wins, a loss in the quarter final put him out of the event due to the odd choice of knock out system. However, in the combined team event, he secured a gold medal for his team with a golden score victory in the deciding contest. Both Luca and Kristians won a bronze in the combined team with Ellis from Ealing.
On Sunday, Parnell won a gold in the u42k and Myeisha won gold at u44k in the orange and green section. There was an excellent silver medal win for Isabella in the u36k and hard fought bronze for Cian in the u42k red and yellow section. Just missing the medals were Eva, Mark and Kristians.

Moberly Stars at the London and NHC Development event

Excellent results from the Moberly Stars at today’s London and NHC Development event at UEL. A first ever gold for Eva in the u40k red belt section. Eva was showed her improvement with a couple of great victories to claim Gold. Deborah also returned to winning ways with Gold in the u44k and Micayah won battling bronze at u27k. Kyan made it 2 golds from 2 events with a hard fought victory in the o81k.
In the yellow and orange section, Luca returned to competition with a great gold medal winning performance in the u42k. While Kristians won a silver in the u46k category. Just missing the medals were Parnell and Cian.