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121103 - Cadet Squad at 'Alle Pendici del Etna'

18 Dragons, Espoirs and Cadets accompanied by Vito Aufieri, Serge Dintimille, Ivan Esposito and Tano Scerri flew to Catania to compete at the Pendici del Etna.

These Judoka represented 5 Maltese Judo clubs: Hibernians Budokwai Judo Club (HBJC), Kamikwai Judo Club, Kinsu Judo Club, Malta Judo Academy and Tigne Judo Club. 
Amongst the cadets who performed best were the following: 
Jake Abela eliminated his first 2 opponents and only lost his final match, placing second.
Stefan Scerri won the semi-final but lost the placing second. 
Franscesco Aufieri won his first fight, lost his second, but won the bronze medal fight placing third.

 The Maltese squad won the Cadet Trophy at this tournament. 

Participated: Jacob Bezzina (Academy -73kgs)

Gold: Alex Esposito (Tigne -50kgs), Ismael Grogan (Kin-Su -46kgs),
Silver: Jake Abela (Tigne -60kgs), Alessio Muscat (-81kgs), Stefan Scerri (Tigne +90kgs), LeslieAnne Portelli (Tigne +70kgs)

Bronze: Francesco Aufieri (Academy -73kgs)

Participated: Cormack Spiteri (Tigne -60kgs)

Espoir B:
Silver: Alice Battistino (HBJC -48kgs), Rebecca Zammit (Tigne -57kgs)
Participated: Gabriel Debono (Academy -55kgs), Kurt Butters (Kamikwai -55kgs), Louis Grixti (Kin-Sui -55kgs), Andre Galea (Tigne -66kgs)

Gabriel Camilleri (Kin-Su), Emma Cassar (Kin-Su), Thomas Camilleri (Kin-Su)
Aufieri wins the Cadet Tournament in Treviso

Francesco, accompanied by his father Vito, travelled to Treviso to continue extending his judo experience. He eliminated both his contestants, Malgarise Lorenzo and Koczka Daniel in less than a total of 1 minute, placing first.