Holly Bentham Wins Gold In Goole Xmas Judo Open

December 13, 2011

The Goole Xmas Judo Open provided a fitting end to a stellar 2011 for Beverley judoka, Holly Bentham. Competing for the first time since the British Championships in October, Holly showed no indication of any ring rust commencing her campaign in lightening fashion throwing her opponent with “O-uchi-gari” to claim victory within seconds of the bout. Further opponents came and fell with Holly especially impressive with her groundwork fighting, notably…


Holly Comes Close In British Judo Championships

October 11, 2011

The elite of the Country’s junior judo players came together to compete in the Under 12 British Championships held in Nottingham on the 9th October 2011. Beverley’s Holly Bentham who has been a member of the East Riding of Yorkshire Judo Academy  based at the Beverley Leisure Centre,  since the age of five was the regions only representative. The event overall attracted 146 entrants and whilst disappointed not to gain…


Holly Bentham Wins Silver In Yorkshire Judo Championships

September 24, 2011

Beverley’s Holly Bentham travelled to Bradford to compete in the Yorkshire under 12 years Judo Championships on Saturday 24th September. After an exhausting day of intense action Holly came away with the silver medal, missing the coveted gold medal by the narrowest of margins. Determined to build on other successes achieved this year, Holly began in fine style defeating the eventual champion in a close fought contest, which concluded when…


Lois Brown Targets Gold in British National Championships

September 15, 2011

Lois Brown is 17 and currently studying in her 2nd year for A levels at Beverley High and Beverley Grammar School. She is currently ranked No 1 in England in the junior u78kg class, is on the England talent development squad and recently represented Great Britain in Hungary at the European Judo Cup. Lois was selected to fight for England at the UK School Games, in a four day event…


Debutant Cage Fighters Shine At British Cage Fighting 4

August 24, 2011

Less than a year ago Beverley MMA formed, unlike most MMA clubs that had cages to practice in and a dedicated coaching team, offering multiple training sessions every week, Beverley MMA operated one night a week only, with one sole coach Peter Wright. Despite the humble set up Beverley MMA has enjoyed lots of success. All their fighters cleaned up at the Hull and District Grappling Championship earlier this year,…


Holly Bentham Wins Gold @ Goole Judo Open

May 2, 2011

Sunday 1st of May saw the highly competitive Goole judo open competition take place, an event which attracted entrants from as far a field as London. However it was Beverley girl, Holly Bentham who triumphed in the Under 12 years old, less than 48kg category, taking the gold medal. Holly powered into action allowing her to build on her similar success at last year’s event by producing some of the…