Wandsworth reign supreme in Youth Games judo finals
Once again it was Wandsworth boys, a team consisting of Ernest Bevin College/Greenhouse Sports judo participants, who reigned supreme at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Judo finals retaining their male title. The competition on Saturday 20 June at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre saw judokas from 30 London boroughs battling it out for glory as packed stands saw a range of exciting encounters.
Wandsworth team manager Darren Hawney was ecstatic to have made it six titles in a row, especially with so many competitors fasting for religious reasons:
“They can’t drink, they can’t eat and they’ve come through to make it six times as the winners, so I’m well proud of them. They’ve done the work before this tournament. We work with them as much as we can so they’re prepared. They’re physically prepared so they knew what was going to be in front of them today.”
The boys worked hard to battle through tough competition, showing resilience and determination, as well as a strong team bond. The Ernest Bevin boys’ results:
Hicham Dob (Year 9), Mohamed Alip (6th Form), Adam Khakiev (6th Form), Adam Adman (6th Form), Oscar Treadaway Hoytie (6th Form)
Khereidinne Guemanne (Year 7), Luckas Matalasitis (Year 10)
Ellis Mersh (Year 9), Omar Amaidia (Year 8), Sorab Sultani (Year 10), Mohamed Dafallah (Year 10), Abdurahman Chaatouf (6th Form)
George Millington (Year 9), Adem Aouicha (Year 7)
The Ernest Bevin College Evening Awards were held on the 24th June 2015 in the College Hall. The Greenhouse Sports judo programme, headed up by Mike Mounowah, was recognised along with some of the participants:
Nadir Daffallah – Achievement in Sports
Mohamed Daffallah – Achievement in French
Abdurahman Chaatouf – Progress in Psychology
Aaron Mahoney Jones – Head of Year 12 Award and Achievement in Sports
The programme also fought off stiff opposition from football, rugby, cricket, (Greenhouse Sports) volleyball and (Greenhouse Sports) table tennis to win Sports Team of the Year Award.