A GROUP of youngsters who competed in regional judo championships returned to Andover with a record 15 medals between them.

Augusta Park-based Scorpion Judo Club took 16 of its junior members to Kent for the British Judo Association Southern regional championships on Saturday 20 January, with eight children now going on to the national tournament in March.

Between the Year 4 to Year 13 competitors, they won four gold medals, seven silver and four bronze.

Year 6 and up judokas will be able to participate in the national British School Championships in Sheffield. 

Scorpion Judo Club coach Hayley Wise said: “All fought extremely well and showed excellent judo skills, especially those who were taking part in their first competition.”

The non-profit club trains more than 50 children and 10 adults a week and moved to Andover two years ago after previously being based in Middle Wallop.

All ages are welcome to join from five years upwards.

To find out more about the club and joining up, search for Scorpion Judo Club on Facebook.