Judo Glory for Action Jacksons
Proud father Rob Jackson has a double reason to be celebrating after his twin daughters sporting success last weekend. Rachel and Eve Jackson who are both members of Thornaby Pavilion Judo Club and Tees Active Sports Academy were competing at the British Junior Judo championships which were held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield
The dynamic duo who are thirteen years of age were fighting at different weight classes and Rachel returned home with a gold medal after beating all her opponents in the Under 36kg category whilst Eve moved up a weight and won the bronze medal in the Under 40kg category.
Delighted father Rob said “Both Eve and Rachel have been training really hard for the British Championships which marks the highlight and end of the judo season. As a result of their performances they have both been selected for the England Judo Pre Cadet squad for 2016.They are determined to keep developing as judo players and know this will mean lots of hard work.”
The girls have already started working hard for the 2016 season and after their exertions at the British Championships on Saturday they were both back training with Tees Active Sports Academy on Sunday morning.