19th Nov, 2018

Kazoku-Kan head coach helps Team GB to bronze medal at European Veterans Championships

Craig Gibbons 28th Jun, 2018

KAZOKU-KAN’s very own Rob Alloway helped Team GB to achieve a bronze medal at the European Veterans Champions in Scotland.

Alloway had been moved up to the under-73kg category from his usual under-66kg weight which made his competition a lot more challenging at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

The head coach of Droitwich-based Kazoku-Kan was joined in the team by Danny King from Bishop’s Stortford, Darren Dean from Wales, Simon Childs from London and Mehran Hafrezi from Birmingham.

Team GB claimed a 3-2 win over France B before thrashing Sweden 5-0 to reach the semi-finals.

The team unfortunately lost out with a 3-2 defeat to eventual champions France A.

However, Team GB were not taking the defeat too hard as they bounced back with a 4-1 success over Spain to claim bronze.

Alloway performed an outstanding counter throw which had the crowd cheering and clapping.

Alloway also competed in the individual event where he came ninth out of 27.

Kazoku-Kan’s senior instructor Rich Morrish said: “The club continues to go from strength to strength, with performances like this coming in from our own head coach, Kazoku-Kan is being put firmly on the map.

“We are all very proud of Rob, he is such a dedicated Judoka, giving up his free time to attend most events in a competitor or official capacity.

“Can’t wait to see what’s next for the club.”

Kazoku-Kan train every Wednesday from 7pm and every Friday from 6.30pm at Physique Fitness on the Berry Hill Estate in Droitwich.

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