terça-feira, setembro 21, 2010

Judo champ Josh aims higher

Josh Katz trains with Cameron Leishman

NATIONAL under-14 judo champion Josh Katz of Northmead is the Hills Shire Times Junior Sports Star nominee this week.

Josh, 12, is a member of the Budokan Judo Club and started the year with a win at the State team selection events for the National Championships.

In February Josh won the under-38kg junior boys 14s category in the ACT International Open.

In June he won a gold medal in the under-38kg junior boys 14s category at the National Championships.

Josh, a brown belt, the highest rank he can achieve in his age group (under-14s), wants to aim higher when he enters the under-17 age group: ``I want to represent Australia’‘.

``I’m training two days a week to get selection in the NSW team to go to next year’s nationals,’’ Josh said.

``I also train with my brother Nathan (also a national champion),’’ he said.

In August the William Clarke College Year 7 student won a gold medal in the NSW International Open at Stanhope Gardens in the under-38kg junior boys 14s category.

He has been a consistent winner he won a silver medal in his first National Championships in the under-13 age category in 2008.

Josh is this week’s nominee for the Hills Shire Times junior sports star award. The award is open to sportspeople aged between 10 and 16 who live in the area. Nominate online at www.hillsshiretimes.com.au. The Hills Shire Times Junior Sports Star awards are sponsored by Rebel Sport while local sponsors are Nash Patel The Good Guys and Home Hub Hills at Castle Hill.

FONTE: Hills Shire Times

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