Published: 27 February 2013 at 11:22
Men’s Judo team win BUCS championship for third successive year
Anglia Ruskin University retained their men’s team title at the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Judo Championships in Sheffield.
Anglia Ruskin’s men’s team saw off Oxford University 4-1 in the final after beating Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Bath and Loughborough in previous rounds.
In the individual events, there were bronze medals for Tara Fitzjohn (under 52kg division), Mathew Kavanagh (under 81kg division) and Josip Sancic (under 90kg division).
Bob Challis, who coaches the team, said:
Anglia Ruskin University has a strong and diverse judo programme that includes a community programme for coaching children, high performance coach education on behalf of the European Judo Union, a performance training group, and a judo research group that includes postgraduate study. From September 2013 we will also be one of eight hub sites delivering the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport Excellence on behalf of the British Judo Association.