Wrestlers shine at championships

Freya Waddington wins her gold medal.
Freya Waddington wins her gold medal.

Talented Rothbury Wrestling Club representatives won a haul of medals at the 13th International Backhold Championships in France.

Eleven members attended the event, which attracted competitors from a number of countries.

Gold-medal winners from the club were Harry Bertram, Thomas Davidson and Freya Waddington.

Anna Hindmarsh, Zak Singleton and Lucy Singer took silver, while Robbie Bulloch, Frazer Cansfield and Jason Davidson secured bronze.

Cade Whitfield and Andrew Sandercock narrowly missed out on medals, but the efforts of all 11 club members saw the wrestlers take a further award for the greatest number of points accumulated by a team.

The club trains on Wednesdays at Rothbury’s Dr Thomlinson Middle School. Call Darren on 07734 785937 for details.