DROITWICH’S Kazoku-Kan Judo Club took five adaptive athletes to Cardiff for the British Open Championships.

Sophie Kenny came out on top at her first British event to be crowned national champion with a gold.

Another first-timer Joshua Warburton overcame nerves to secure a silver.

Felicity Warburton had a tough category against dan grades and brown belts but came away with bronze.

Liam Jones, now competing in the seniors, walked away with bronze as well.

Corey Chapman’s first major competition also ended with a bronze medal.

Club head instructor Rich Morrish said: “These kids are a shining example of not letting a disability of any kind get in your way of achieving what you want out of life.

“Teaching and adapting to others’ needs is amazing and to see the results that these guys manage to get for themselves is a truly humbling experience.”

Kazoku-Kan are based at St Peter’s First School and sessions resume on Friday, September 6.