Alton Convent School pupil, Lucy Slape of Farnham has been crowned the British School’s U52kg Judo Champion 2016! The achievement is particularly remarkable as Lucy has only been competing for eighteen months.
Lucy is a member of the Camberley Judo Club and trains every week alongside her twin sister, Freya. Freya also qualified for the competition but was unable to compete due to injury. The prestigious national competition took place at the Sheffield Institute of Sport with three hundred and fifty competitors across the various weight and age categories. Lucy was one of twelve girls in her category and won all her fights to secure the title.
Lucy’s success mirrors her performance in the regional qualifiers where she achieved gold in both the South and North Home Counties competitions.
Lucy also won the U12 Up and Coming Player of the Year Award at her club in 2015, an accolade which she has swiftly delivered on!