Get to know our Welsh representatives as we head into the European Cadet Championships in Porec, Croatia, from 23rd-25th June. Here Kylan Aylward (Dragon’s Academy) shares his judo journey so far…
How and when did you get into judo? Why did you choose judo?
I started Judo roughly in 2018 after watching my brother who was already doing
the sport. I just thought that would be something I would like to try!
What was your reaction when you found out you’d been selected for the European Cadet Judo Championships?
I felt really happy and proud.
What aspect of the Championships are you most looking forward to most?
I am looking forward to fighting the best that Europe has to offer and challenging
myself against the best.
Who has been your greatest mentor in your judo career so far?
Stephen Abberley, my club coach and Welsh Coach.
What is the greatest lesson you’ve learned from judo?
Always respect others and self discipline is key.
What is your fondest judo memory to date?
Getting selected for the European Championships!