School life: Gold medal in Judo for Lightcliffe Academy pupil

Isobel getting the upper hand
Isobel getting the upper hand

Isobel Kitchen, Year nine, has competed at the recent 2016 Pre-Cadet Girls British Judo Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield and won the Gold medal in the under 48kg category.

This time last year she won the bronze medal at the British Championships in the under 44kg category.

This earned her a place on the 2016 England Squad programme where she attends regular sessions at the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the University of Wolverhampton (Walsall Campus) and training camps around the country.

Also showing exceptional sporting talent is Elle Dewhirst in Year 11 who has been selected for the National Youth Sport Talent Camp 2016 for her Football Refereeing, only three people from West Riding who have been selected to attend.