Two of Huddersfield New College’s Talented Athletes have earned Gold medals in the Judo qualifiers for the British Schools Championship.

Gabriela Kuliga and Shannon Tarandij, who are both in their first year at the college, Gabriela, who studies BTEC Extended Diploma in Exercise Science, competes in the Under 78kg category whilst Shannon, who is currently studying A Levels in Spanish and Psychology alongside a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, is in the Under 52kg weight category.

Gabriela and Shannon both fight for Huddersfield Judo Club, where they train several hours per week. Their Gold medals have secured their places at the British Schools Championship finals, which will take place at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport in April 2017.

“We both want to take the sport as far as possible,” commented Shannon. “Our ultimate aim would be to compete in a future Olympic Games.”

Well done girls!