Bronze Medal for Ilkeston Schoolgirl

A student at Kirk Hallam Community Academy came first in the British Schools Judo National Championships.

Mollie Mellors, of Ilkeston, competed in the category for competitors in academic years 8 and 9 at the event which was held at EIS in Sheffield.

The 14-year-old also won a bronze medal at the London Open at the weekend and last month she won gold at the Northern Home Counties competition in Essex.

More on this story in the July paper.