A Casterton Business and Enterprise College pupil has been selected for the 2014 England under-15 Pre Cadet Judo Squad.
James Reseigh,12, from Ketton, was chosen after he meddled in all three major national ranking competitions – The British Schools Championships, The 10-12 years Championship and The British Championship pre-cadet.
As a member of the squad, James will be attending training most Wednesdays in Walsall and he will also attend training camps at weekends.
Looking to the year ahead James said: “Being in the England squad gives you the opportunity to travel the world, fighting in different countries.”
Along with many competitions across the UK, James is hoping to take part in the Venray International Judo Tournament in Holland this summer and also has the opportunity of competing in the Flanders Cup in Lommel, Belgium.
James is also a member of the Vale Judo Club and trains with coach, Mike Newton.
Newton said “James has had a terrific year of competition and thoroughly deserves his place on the England Pre Cadet Squad.”