Members of Kido Mingara Judo Academy excelled at the Central Coast Open Judo Competition.
Held at Central Coast Adventist School, Erina, on April 28, a contingent of five athletes contested the event.
“All players intended to try out some of their new acquired skills under contest conditions, with all acquitting themselves extremely well with their improvement and completion of successful throws, reflected by our medal haul,” said Academy Head Coach, Peter Acciari.
Fifteen-year-old, Danny Vojnikovich, put on an exceptional performance taking out gold medals in the Under 18 Cadets and Under 21 Junior Men’s Divisions, and a bronze in the Senior Men’s, to become the Academy’s most decorated player.
Acciari said he was particularly impressed with Vojnikovich’s performance in the Senior Men’s Division, which he was contesting for the first time at the competition level.
Other Academy athletes who medalled in the Open were, Alex Beckett, silver in the Under 15 Senior Boys, Gabe Beckett, bronze in the Under 12 Junior Boys, and, Huxley Learmont, bronze in the Under 15 Senior Boys.
Media release, May 7
Peter Acciari, Kido Mingara Judo Academy