SHROPSHIRE judo players Darren Brownfield and Andrezj Tabor have both struck silver at a national judo competition, writes Matt Viney.
Both players, who represent Bushido Judokwai in Shrewsbury, battled their way to second place in their respective divisions at the Welsh Masters Judo Championship in Cardiff
Brownfield fought past three opponents and was only edged out by a judges’ decision in the final of the over 41-year-old U81 kilograms division.
Tabor defeated two opponents before losing the final in the 35-year-olds U90 kilogram division.
Bushido Judokwai had four representatives on the day, which saw the masters competition run alongside the Welsh Open Championships.
Mike Pearce competed in the senior open U90 kilogram division while Danny Bidgood took part in the over 41-years U81 kilogram category.
Bushido Judokwai club founder and sixth dan black belt Roger Houston said: “It was a very high standard of Judo with about 300 competitors involved on the day.
“There were players from various countries and they only send their best but of all of lads did well.”
The club’s recent medal haul adds to a pleasing month which has also seen the homecoming of Olympian Danny Williams.
The 23-year old former Bushido Judokwai pupil returned to put on a series of coaching sessions following his particpation in London and Houston said Williams’ appearance had increased numbers.