HEAD coach at Droitwich Spa-based Kazoku-Kan Judo Club, Rob Alloway, came away with a bronze medal at the British Masters Championships in Cardiff.
Competing in the under 66kg 35-40yrs category, Alloway managed to win his first game in golden score time.
He then lost his next match but this was enough to come second in his pool and reach the semi-final where he lost and claimed third place.
“This was a good result for myself in a very strong event,” said Alloway.
“All the best players in the country were there and a bronze medal is excellent.
“After this result hopefully I will be selected to represent Great Britain at the European Veterans Championships in Glasgow next year where I will be competing in a new age band.”
His bronze medal in Wales followed his appearance at two competitions held at the British Judo Association Centre of Excellence in Walsall where he also picked up a gold and bronze medal respectively.
He started the tournament representing Samurai Judo Club in the Bev Price Team Championships.
Alloway, with two other black belt fighters, won his opening contests against Erdington and Kangei 2-1 to reach the knock-out stages.
The team eventually reached the semi-final’s where Alloway’s team lost 2-1 before winning in the third-placed play-off to claim bronze.
Alloway then won all of his contests in the under 66kg 30-40yrs category group to earn top spot.