Charlotte Emery

16 October 2012

Charlotte EmerySport / Event >

Date and Place of Birth >
5 October 1996 Bath, UK

Height > 150 cm

Coached by >
Judo Parsons

Date started the Talent Development Programme >
2 October 2012

School of Study>
St Augustine’s Catholic College

Clubs >
Devizes Budo Club
Team Bath

Biography >
16 year old Charlotte has participated in Judo since the age of four and has regally competed in completions from the age of eight, this has included Charlotte competing at county, national and international events.

Charlotte has achieved a number of results over the year some on these result include winning bronze two years running at the Venray International competition (in Holland- 2011 and 2012) as well as silver at the British championships and medals at the Welsh Open 2012 in both junior and senior events, winning her first senior medal.

Along side Charlotte’s judo career she has also participated in gymnastics, competing for the West Wilts Esprit Gymnastics club and later moved clubs to train and compete for the Wiltshire School of Gymnastic (at the age of 11).

Charlotte competed at county and national level, and also had the opportunity in July 2011 to compete in the Malta Gym stars international competition taking first place on Floor and Vault and third all round(also winning gold in the team event with three other members of the club).

Charlotte recently ended her gymnastics career to focus on the judo career, and has recently started training at the university with the senior judo squad as well as training at Devizes Budo club.

Since Charlotte has ended her gymnastics career she has achieved one of the best achievements of 2012, although she did not medal, the England Squad coach coaching her at the time said “it was one of the best result she has ever had, her quality of judo was the best I’ve seen her ever do”.

This landed Charlotte and invite to train with the Great Britain squad for a weekend training camp as well as making it onto the 2012-2013 England Squad and ETD (England Talent Development) squad, selected in October of 2012.

Charlotte fought at the Junior British Championship and camp on Saturday 19 January (under 21 age band and under 52 kg weight group). She came third winning four fights out of a total of five achieving bronze along with a fellow Team Bath member Freya de Chasterlain.

Charlotte has been awarded a place on the junior Great Britain squad.

She is aiming to be selected to represent Great Britain in the 2013 Youth Olympics in Miami as well as this she is also aiming to have her chance to take part in an Olympic Games (firstly aiming for Rio 2016).

Headline Result >
Bronze – qualifiers to select National Judo Squad – National Indoor Arena in Birmingham – 2010

Press release for Headline Result:
Charlotte Emery - Nationals JudoDevizes starlet Emery nets national bronze

Devizes Judo starlet Charlotte Emery claimed her first ever national medal at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

The event was the first of this year’s qualifiers to select the 2010 National Judo Squad and Devizes Judo Club took a squad of six competitors all anxious to showcase their skills.

In the U16 section Jemima Duxberry staked her claim for the UK number one spot in the U52 Kg category by winning gold whilst Emery won a Bronze medal in the U36 kg event, after stepping up from her normal level of Competition.

Pammie Luffman and Hollie Gorton both achieved fifth places in their respective categories while Kirstene Fletcher went out in the earlier rounds.

“This was probably Charlotte’s best-ever result,” said coach Richard Hopkins.

“On these results you would say she could be the next breakout star for the club but there is a long way to go yet.

“She has the potential but now she needs to put in the practice to realise it. She is a very hard worker though.”

Trio will go Dutch » A TRIO of young Wiltshire judokas may have taken their first step towards international careers after being picked to compete abroad for the England Talent Development squad.

Charlotte Emery, 14, 13-year-old Adam Bolwell and Amy Oram, 12, all train at Devizes will all fly out to Holland tomorrow to compete in Saturday’s Venray International.

Emery and Bolwell live in Trowbridge while Oram is from Melksham and all three will get the chance to impress the England selectors and stake their claim to earn further honours for their country.

“They’ve all proved themselves to be competitive domestically and now they’ve got to show they’re ready to make the step up,” said Jason Parsons, who coaches the trio at Devizes Budo Club and twice a week with the Talent Development Squad at the University of Bath.

“They’ve all got the chance to medal and the main thing they’ve got to worry about is nerves because they’ve probably never really competed away before or against foreign competitors.

“It’s a well-supported event and there’s likely to be a lot of top players there so anyone who medals will have to be on top of their game – there’s also a lot of rounds to get through because there’s so many people there.

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