Grant awarded on 7th October 2019
Tommy Jackson (15) has had a successful season of judo fighting in the -18 category. His grant from the Rob George Foundation has really helped with the start to the new season and Tommy is off to a flyer! He won Bronze medals at the Welsh Open ranking event and again at the British Championships, on both occasions being the highest finishing English player. After his performance at the British Championships Tommy was re-selected for the England squad and the invited to a training camp for national players in Belgium. Tommy has recently completed an International training camp in Slovenia as part of the England team and on his return went to fight at the Adidas International tournament in Holland. Fighting in the -23 years category Tommy earned himself a Bronze medal. Back at the British Championships for -21’s, Tommy had a brilliant day at only 15 years old and finished in 5th place against Britain’s best! Tommy’s dad, Dave, said: “Tommy would like to thank the Rob George Foundation for supporting his training efforts and is extremely appreciative of the grant and the additional opportunities that it is affording him.”
We all wish Tommy continued success in 2020!