Innisfail Judokas win medals at the Coral Coast Open


INNISFAIL judokas recently competed in North Queensland Regional Competition #3 – Coral Coast Open at Mossman, with several members bringing home medals. 

The Coral Coast Open, a state team qualification event, attracted close to 100 registrations, with judokas from the Northern Beaches, Innisfail, Coral Coast, Cairns, and Brisbane Judo clubs participating.

This competition provided Judo Queensland members with the opportunity to compete against other clubs in their own weight and age categories, to gain valuable competition knowledge, experience, and competence.

It was also the last chance for Judokas to test themselves before Nationals.

Innisfail Judo Club won six gold medals, seven silver, and one bronze. 

After the third tournament in Regional Series, Coral Coast Judo Club in Mossman has extended their lead and are currently sitting on 388 points, after a massive turnout for their home event.

Innisfail Judo Club has streaked ahead to second place with 262 points, whilst Northern Beaches Judo Club has jumped ahead of Cairns Judo Club into third place with 149 points.

Results were as follows:

Junior Girls (-29kg)

1st: Flynn Nurzenski

Junior Girls (-32kg)

2nd: Flynn Nurzenski

Junior Girls (-40kg)

1st: Charli-Rose Nurzenski

Junior Girls (+52kg)

1st: Charli-Rose Nurzenski

Senior Boys (-45kg)

2nd: Jonathan De Brincat

Senior Girls (-48kg)

1st: Lily De Brincat

Senior Girls (-63kg)

2nd: Cienna Leaver

Senior Girls (+63kg)

2nd: Cienna Leaver

Cadet Men (-73kg)

2nd: Coby De Brincat

3rd: Riley De Brincat

Junior Men (-73kg)

1st: Riley De Brincat

2nd: Coby De Brincat

Junior Women (-78kg)

2nd: Paige De Brincat

Senior Men (-81kg)

1st: Ben Sultana

Innisfail Judo Club members who qualified for the State team are Ben Sultana, Riley, Coby and Lily De Brincat, Seth and Cienna Leaver, Charli-Rose and Flynn Nurzenski, Darcy Tew, and Jack Zieth.  They are preparing to compete in Judo Australia National Championships at the Gold Coast Sport & Leisure Centre in Carrara from June 11 – 14.

Sensei Paul De Brincat will also be attending as the Queensland Coach for Junior Boys and Girls, as well as for the Kyu grades and Masters.

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