Congratulations to 14 year old Phoebe Digweed who has been selected to fight for England in this September’s Commonwealth Games.
Phoebe lives in East Garston and goes to John O’Gaunt School in Hungerford and is three times British School Judo Champion. She trains at the Newbury Judo Club and competes in the UK and Europe. She’s recently returned from the 45th International Judo Tournament venray in Holland where she was ranked 9th out of a tough field of 30 competitors from around the world.
Phoebe is supported by her mother Sarah Digweed who was herself National Junior Champion in 1989 aged 16, Senior Silver Medalist in 1990 and gained a place on the British Womens squad but retired soon after through a knee injury and took up coaching. She made another come back winning the British masters in September 2013 and in September 2014 Sarah became World Masters Champion.
Listen to our interview (from 30 minutes) with Phoebe and Sarah on 4LEGS Radio