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Find out more about the achievements of some of our students.

Reece Cave

Year 7 Academy student Reece Cave has been crowned East Midlands Judo champion, earning himself a place in the national championships in March.

This will be the second time 11-year-old Reece will compete in the British Schools Judo competition after a silver medal in the regional school competition earned him his place last year.

Classed 7th in the country for his weight and belt, Reece who has been doing Judo since the age of 4, has a history of medal success having competed in more than 17 competitions including two at international level. Highlights from last year include securing gold medals at the Cobra Judo U12 Grade Branded Open 2018 and the Cobra Judo U12 & Cadet Open 2019.

For the last three years Reece has won Competitor of the Year at the Nottingham Judo annual awards evening and earlier this year was accepted on the Regional England Development squad for the sport.

Training three times a week – at Rycroft Judo Club and Carlton Forum Judo Club – the Cedar house student also finds time to compete in park runs and mini marathons and also achieve success with his Saturday football club Gedling Southbank.