Eleanor Morris who trains at SKK Judo Club in Newton-Le-Willows was presented with the Young Athlete of the Year award at the City of Liverpool Sports and Physical Actviity Awards last month.
The Young Athlete of the Year award recognises the young person who has achieved the greatest success on a regional/ national level.
Ellie, 13, has participated in many competitions from a young age and has won many medals and trophies. Eleanor’s mum, Michelle said “Eleanor is delighted to have received the award for ‘Young Athlete of the Year’ at the Liverpool Sports and Physical Activity Awards. She trains really hard and it’s great to see her success being recognised.”
Ellie, who attends St. Julie’s High School in Woolton, began training in Judo when she was just six years old. In 2012 she then started training at her current club, the successful S.K.K. Judo Club in Newton-le-Willows run by head coach Peter Blood.
Michelle, added “SKK is a great club with a history of producing successful players and Eleanor is lucky to have such good support, mentor ship and the opportunities to travel and compete.”
Peter Blood, head coach at SKK said “Eleanor has been training with us since she was 8 years old. She lives in Halewood and travels to the club three times a week.”
“She’s been National champion three years on the run and has been moved to the England cadet system early as she’s that good”
In addition to her success on home soil, Ellie has been able to compete internationally in countries such as Holland, Belgium, Poland and Spain where she won gold at the Copa de Espana.
About SKK Judo Club
SKK is a fantastic club, producing top quality Judoka, such as Lucy Renshall, Amy Livesey, Bekky Livesey and Owen Livesey. All compete on the international stage.