British Judo Champion strikes gold

One of Liverpool’s most talented young judo stars has won a gold medal at the Sportif International competition in Edinburgh.
The impressive feat by Ellie Morris now means that she has won gold at the Northern Ireland Open; Midlands Open; Bytom League; Southend International and the North West Open.
Ellie, who attends St. Julie’s High School in Woolton, began training in Judo in 2010 when she was just six years old.
In 2012 she then started training at her current club, the successful S.K.K. Judo Club in Newton-le-Willows run by head coach Peter Blood.
Ellie, 13, has participated in many competitions from a young age and has won many medals and trophies. Proud mum Michelle Morris says: “Ellie won her first British Championship in 2015 and has also won gold medals at The English Open, as well as becoming British Champion for the second year in succession in December 2016.
“Her performances and success have meant she’s now been invited to join the England National Judo Squad and she is currently ranked as the British number one in her category. We’re all so proud of her.”
In addition to her success on home soil, Ellie has been able to compete internationally in countries such as Holland, Belgium, Poland and Spain where she won gold at the Copa de Espana.
Tim Alderman, headteacher at St. Julie’s High School adds: “It seems like a month can’t go past without hearing the latest instalment of Ellie’s fantastic sporting achievements.
“She is a great asset to our school and equally, a role model for any young person who only needs to look at her dedication and overall attitude towards her sport and education to see why she’s already a double British champion.”

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