Moberly Stars in Denmark, High Wycombe and Paris 2020

Well done to the Moberly Stars competing this weekend in Denmark, High Wycombe and Paris.
In Denmark, Dinari won the u55k Cadet category with an amazing performance. Great throwing and transitional skills with a great final under the spotlights. To cap it off he also won his first prize money…
Omar unfortunately lost in the 2nd round after a strong performance.
In High Wycombe Milo won his first medal competing in his very first event at the Micklefield Red Belt Rumble. Unfortunately Abdullah had to withdraw through illness.
In Paris John won through to the third round, beating an ex-world championship silver medalists in the process. He lost in the round just before the quarter finals but picked up more Olympic qualifying points.

Moberly Stars in High Wycombe and Osaka

Well done to the Moberly stars competing this weekend at events at High Wycombe and Osaka, Japan. On Saturday at the NHC Schools Qualifier, Oliver won gold in the u46k category and achieved priority entry into the British Schools Championship in 2020. On Sunday, at the High Wycombe Mini Mon, Isabella won a great silver in the u40k under 12 years. She showed great improvement winning some very tough contests. Mark won a bronze in the u42k with his high intensity judo, while a debut for Tuugi in the u42k u16 years section saw him win a great bronze medal with a great turnover. The High Wycombe Mini Mon also laid on a great lunch for the coaches, which was truly appreciated.
Over in Osaka, Japan, John continues in his quest to obtain qualifying points for the 2020 Olympics. after leading his Czech opponent for most of the contest, a late score meant golden score and John lost out in the extended time.

Moberlys Stars in Acton, Hackney and Worthing

Well done to the Moberly Stars competing last weekend at events in Acton, Hackney and Worthing. On Saturday the under 8s and red belts took part in the Mikes Judo club fun festival. The under 8s team of Razia, Emma, Adrian, Tyreece, Christopher, Umar, and Azreal had great fun experiencing more contests and fun. In the red belt section, Nyriel, Ben and Ricayah won golds, silvers were won by Anna, Abdullah K, Nils and Sara and bronzes were won by Yahya, Alex, Abdullah M, Francesca and Alex.
Over in Hackney, Cian (u42k) and Kristians (u50k) won some hard fought bronzes. On Sunday in Worthing, Cadets Dinari and Oliver won gold and silver respectively at the Sussex Cadet championships.

Moberly Stars at London Area Schools and College Event

Well done to the Moberly competitors representing their various schools and colleges at the London Area Schools Qualifier and the London Area College and Universities championships at UEL last weekend. On Saturday, golds were won by Dinari u55k and Daniel u66k in the years 10-13 group. In years 8-9 Kaden won a silver in the u38k. Cian also won a silver in the u42k years 6-7 and Eva won a bronze in the u44k. Micayah won a silver in the year 4-5 u36k category. Sasha just missed out in his new weight group of u55k in the 10-13 year group. On Sunday in the College and University event, Miya defeated sister Malayah to win gold in the Nov to 3k section. Both then fought among the 1st Kyu’s where they won a silver and bronze respectively.
Meanwhile in Holland Omar fought in the Adidas international event winning a fantastic bronze medal with more of his amazing newaza skills.

Moberly Stars at Welsh Pre Cadet and Cadet Open 2019

Big well done to Omar who won a fantastic bronze medal at the Welsh Pre-Cadet and Cadet Open last weekend. It was an extremely tough weekend with large groups and a very high standard. Omar fought in the Cadet u50k and his neat newaza skills helped him win Moberly’s sole medal of the event. Just losing in bronze finals were Oliver A in the u46k and Dinari in the u50k. Tough day for the rest of the troop but with 4 weeks to National Championships it will be enough to motivate them to give it a greater effort. Cadets Ali (u46k), Liam and Oliver L (u55k), Alex, Kyle and Kamal(u60k) and Daniel (u60k) and Pre-Cadets Luca (u42k) and Myeisha (u48k).

Moberly Stars Kamal and Corey in Flevoland

Over in Flevoland, Holland, both Kamal and Corey were making their first international appearance for the Regional England Development Squad. Both boys fought exceptional competing in the u55k and u60k respectively. A silver for Corey and bronze for Kamal was a great result. There was also a first GB Junior event for Reuel competing in Hungary. Well done to our international stars.

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 at the Micklefield Green belt and Under

Well done to the 7 Moberly Stars that fought at last weekends Micklefield Green and Under event at High Wycombe. Another great event from the Kim Tilley and the Micklefield crew.

in the yellow belt and below section, Kristians was in great form, beating some excellent competitors on his way to the final of the u42k. He ended the day with a fantstic silver.
in the Orange and green section. Myeisha beat a long term rival in an epic 8 minute final to win gold in the u40k. There were the usual battling performances from Maddie, Luca and Corey all wining very creditable bronzes. While Kaden just missed the medals in the u38k.

I’m not one to get in on the referee bashing on FB, but i support and agree with my fellow coaches who have expressed their concern at the way a fellow coach was treated by a referee. We are all in this for the good of the sport. Respect is one value that is shared by everyone in this sport and should be shown when speaking to others who are supporting the sport in whatever capacity, be it coach, parent, competitor or official.


Moberly Star Oliver Lee at Ealing Ne-Waza event

Big up Oliver ‘General’ Lee for his Gold winning performance at Ealing Judo Club’s Newaza tournament last Monday. Thanks to Jo for the picture. General had 3 contests and fully deserves his award following his recent efforts in training.
He doesnt smile much but he fights hard..!!

Moberly Stars at the Hampshire u16 Open

Well done to Omar and Ali who doubled-up on events this weekend competing at the Hampshire u16 open today. The boys were on fire and completely dominated the u38k winning gold and silver. There was also a debut gold medal for Moberly’s newest member Dominique Brown, who fought in the senior women’s o78k.

onwards and upwards determined, dedicated, committed