Judo medals for East March trio

East March Judo Club  members Johnny Rutherford,  Arianna McCulloch  and David Fotheringham
East March Judo Club members Johnny Rutherford, Arianna McCulloch and David Fotheringham

Foulden based East March Judo Club travelled to Paisley on Sunday to compete at Judo Scotland’s Grand Prix event ‘The Clyde Challenge’.

First on the mats was 11-year-old Johnny Rutherford. He faced some very strong competition in the A Band Boys and after 3three long fights he managed to bring home the bronze medal.

Arianna McCulloch (12) was competing for the first time as a B Band girl. Unfortunately she lost out to a much more experienced girl and won the silver medal.

David Fotheringham (25) competed in the Cadet Boys class. In his first fight he pulled off a nice clean winning throw for Ipon. In his second fight David threw for Ipon. Unable to manage a clean throw he followed up with a very strong hold down to win the round. In the final he was beaten by an Ipon throw from the current Grand Prix champion which saw David walk away with a well earned silver medal.

Both Jonny and David gained points in the Grand Prix league with David moving up to third place and Johnny up to fifth place in Scotland for their age/weight categories.Arianna and David are both pupils at Eyemouth High School and Johnny will be moving up to Eyemouth from Ayton Primary School in August.