Judo: Seton Catholic College student has eyes on Olympic glory

Jordon competing in Nationals Competition in Queensland 2017.
Jordon competing in Nationals Competition in Queensland 2017.

PRACTICING martial arts is not what most 15 year olds do with their time, but Seton Catholic College student Jordon Greenbank isn’t most 15 year olds.

The ambitious teen said he aims to be the first Australian judo player to win an Olympic medal.

“I started judo when I was six; I enjoy judo and I have made a lot of friendships on the way,” he said.

“I’m a national champion and a five-time state champion and recently I was selected for the Australian judo team.

“Judo is an exciting and dynamic sport that teaches you respect and compassion.”

The young champion aims to compete in a number of international meets as a first year cadet with the Australian Judo Federation on its tour of Europe.

“I will compete and participate in Russia and Germany,” he said.

“Hopefully I will bring home a medal and gain a lot of experience to further my judo career.

“I train in a lot of places but the main club is the Southwest Judo Academy where I train seven days.”

Jordon sets off for Europe on March 29.

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