Ethan becomes British judo champion

Ethan Nairne.

Ethan Nairne. - Credit: Archant

Ethan Nairne became the British Schools judo champion at Sheffield.

ELEVEN-year-old Ethan Nairne from Kewstoke, who attends Priory Community School in Worle, travelled to the ICE in Sheffield to compete in the British Schools Judo Championships and fought his way to win the gold medal and become British champion.

Ethan’s big sister is British and Commonwealth judo champion Lele Nairne, who last weekend fought at a judo World Cup in Croatia and will be away in another World Cup event next week in Portugal.

Dad Kevin said: “It has been really hard for Ethan having to follow in such big footsteps, but he has been determined to get to the top of his category and now he is there.”

Ethan is a member of Weston Judo Club and can often be seen training at their club nights at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7pm onwards.

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On Saturday, Ethan will be competing again in another major championship, this time in Cardiff.

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