HALIFAX: Four members of the Port Hawkesbury Judo Club visited the Judo Nova Scotia provincials earlier this month, and the results saw solid performances from the local guys.
“Matthew Cavanaugh had five people in his category,” said judoka and coach, Liam Campbell.
“He lost his first two fights, but he did well. He moved his opponents around and everything. It’s been awhile since any of our people were out in tournaments, and he did great considering that.
“We had Kaleb Matheson, and he got bronze. He did great for his first time out in awhile.
“Reid Matheson had four matches, had five people in his category, and he got gold. He really did great.”
Campbell took silver in his division, after two bouts that saw his opponent get the drop on him. The first match lasted four minutes.
The event took place in Halifax, and athletes from all over the province were there – not to mention competitors from PEI and New Brunswick.
The club is now training every Tuesday and Thursday at its new dojo, located at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre/YMCA. The Tuesday night meeting is taught by Wayne Reynolds from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and he also coaches an evening class on Thursday.
There’s also a Thursday meeting on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. taught by Campbell and Ken Landry.