Gold medallist Saffiyah on way to British Schools Judo Championship

WESTBOURNE School pupil Saffiyah Khan is proving herself a gold medal star in the world of judo.

Saffiyah, who is 11 and lives in Bakewell, represented the Sheffield independent school in the British Schools Judo Wales Regional Qualifiers.

Winning all three of her fights in the Year 7 category, she was awarded the gold medal at the event and has now qualified for the British Schools Judo Championships, which will be held next March.

Saffiyah also competed in the Years 8 and 9 category where she achieved a silver medal.

“This was a fantastic achievement by Saffiyah,” said Westbourne Director of Sport, Nigel Elvidge Latham.

“We take great pride in the sporting prowess of of all our pupils and are always pleased when we see a pupil like Saffiyah making her mark at such a high level.”