Judo ace Connor following in his mum’s footsteps

Fifteen-year-old Connor Manning has followed in his mum's judo footsteps by achieving five black tab

Fifteen-year-old Connor Manning has followed in his mum's judo footsteps by achieving five black tabs - the highest a junior can reach, as his mother Tracey did exactly 20 years ago. He trains at North Walsham Judo club run by his uncle Adrian Lemmon. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Cromer youngster Connor Manning has followed in his mother's footsteps by achieving the highest possible junior accolade in the sport of judo.

Fifteen-year-old Connor, a member of North Walsham Judo Club, has accumulated five black tabs, something his mother Tracey also did exactly 20 years ago.

Excellence at judo clearly runs in Connor's family as his uncle Adrian Lemmon, 1st Dan, took over the North Walsham Club, based at the town's Millfield Junior School, at the age of 20 and has been a key figure in the youngster's rapid progress

The club meets every Tuesday evening, from 7pm.


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