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Helen Harvey took Gold, Scott Bedford, Nathan Berrecloth and James Dobson took Bronze at the Gloucestershire Junior Open.

Scott Bedford and Tommy Sheerin took Gold and Kayden Rodman took Silver at the Samurai Mini-mon. All three players also were part of the Gold winning team.

Scott Bedford, Tommy Sheerin and Edward Holder were all part of the Gold medal winning Gloucestershire County team at the West of England Team & Individual Competition.

Bryan Butler and Seb Kazmierski were both part of the Gold medal winning Senior Mens Gloucestershire County team and Adam Shotbolt took Gold in the senior individual event at the West of England Team & Individual Competition.

Pete Salter

Dowty Judo Club - The Peter Murphy Under 16 Western Area Closed - 10th May 2015

A small Squad of Juniors from the Dowty Judo Club travelled to compete in the West of England Junior closed Championships in Devon. Although only four in number, each Player in the Squad medalled at the event, with a Gold, two Silvers and a Bronze.

Callum Woodham, was the Club's Gold medallist and West of England Champion for 2015. Callum has only recently reached the age eligible to compete within the British Judo Association, but competing in the -24kg category, he defeated everyone in his category to take the Gold medal, and achieve his best competitive result to date.

Two of the more established Dowty Players Nathan Berrecloth and James Dobson also put in good performances to reach their respective finals at -60kg and -55kg respectively, but although both Players suffered defeat in their finals, achieved commendable Silver medals.

Finally, Helena Harvey was very competitive at -63kg and eventually came away with a Bronze medal, completing a good all round day for the Dowty Club.

Pete Salter

FC Lakeside Final - 2nd May 2015

Saturday 2nd May saw the final league game for Cheltenham Division 1 with the home side of FC Lakeside playing Whaddon United for the title decider. Going into the match, Whaddon United were 1 point ahead and needing a draw to get promotion.

FC Lakeside took a 2 – 0 lead early on in the first half. Whaddon United clawed it back and then went ahead 3 – 2, FC Lakeside won a penalty in the dying minutes to bring the scores level 3 – 3.

With around 180 spectators on site watching the match, the final score of a 3 – 3 draw allowed Whaddon United to keep their points advantage and promotion into the Gloucester Northern Senior League for next season.