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Buckinghamshire Freemasons help two men go for Gold at judo tournament in Holland

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

The Bucks Masonic Centenary Fund (BMCF) has funded two men to attend the Nihon Dutch Shensho Judo tournament in Eindhoven, Holland

Shaun Banks and Sean McKellar competed against individuals worldwide in a tournament for those with learning difficulties.

They are both members of Stokenchurch Judo Club and have competed in many competitions in the past. At 52, Sean McKellar was the oldest in the group and had to compete in four challenging contests before emerging victorious with a gold medal.

Shaun Banks also competed in four contests and managed to beat an impressive challenger who was much bigger than him. He gained a bronze medal.

Jean Cleere, who organised the funding and accompanied the group to the event, thanked the BMCF for the contribution which facilitated the two competitors success.