JUDO sisters Felicity and Eleanor Warburton were crowned National Open Championships winners.

The duo from Droitwich Spa club Kazoku-Kan impressed at Erdington Academy, Birmingham, and were joined by head coach Rob Alloway in claiming gold medals.

Felicity won her category with a hip throw to secure her first gold and the title of national champion.

Eleanor, competing in the senior category for the first time since rising from junior grade, beat a brown belt on the way to matching her sister.

Alloway grabbed gold after a hard-fought contest that almost went the entire four minutes.

Club-mate Jordan Phillips soundly defeated two opponents and walked away with a silver after a third-round loss to a more experienced fighter.

Kazoku-Kan took three members to the area grading.

Sophie Kenny, who has been out of mainstream competition for two years, went from yellow belt to orange.

Matthew Kenny shone at his first grading and was promoted from novice to white belt.

Lily Tompkins, who has only been with the club for a few months, went in with a novice grade and came away with a white belt plus two yellow tags.

After three years, Rich Morrish has passed the exam and is now ranked as senior instructor.

Kazoku-Kan train every Friday from 6.30pm until 8pm at Physique Fitness on the Berry Hill Industrial Estate.