Gosnells PCYC put in strong showing at South West Judo Championships


Gosnells PCYC medallists Jared Vletter (far left) and Jordan Boxell (second from right) with club-mates (second left) Declan Jones and Mark Parker (far right)
Gosnells PCYC medallists Jared Vletter (far left) and Jordan Boxell (second from right) with club-mates (second left) Declan Jones and Mark Parker (far right)

THEY may not be the biggest club, but Gosnells Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) have fought their way to the top of the judo game.

The club is celebrating a great performance at the South West Judo Championships, where it took home two gold and two silver medals.

The accomplishment was even more admirable given the club was among the smallest to compete and only entered four students.

Coach Ian Weaver said he was incredibly proud of his students’ efforts, but was not surprised they performed so well.

“There were 300 odd competitors and we took four guys and came out with four medals,” he said.

“We’re probably the smallest club, but when we turn up and do that well, it just proves how good they are.”

Cadets gold medallist Jordan Boxell, who also won silver in the senior boys category, said he was happy to meet his pre-tournament hopes.

“I’ve been doing judo for six years, since I was 10, so I was confident, given we’d trained for a pretty long time,” he said.

Gosnells PCYC’s Judo Medallists

Jordan Boxell: Cadets Gold, Junior Men Silver

Jared Vletter: Senior Boys Gold

Patrick Harshaw: Senior Boys Silver

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