The Steve Milsted Award
3rd June 2012
The Steve Milsted Award is presented each year to the best junior member of Wallsend’s Bushido Judo Kwai. Steve Milsted was a founder member of our club who gave a lot of time and effort into raising funds in the late 1970’s, unfortunately for us Steve emigrated to Australia some years ago.
This year the competition was a very close run affair, being decided at the Westgate Judo Club Graded Tournament in May, when 11 year old Jessica Cairns won a silver medal in her event. Jessica first joined the Bushido Judo Kwai on the 27th March 2007 and follows a long line of first class judoka to win this award, starting in 1978 with Jan Russell.
Long time member Michael Clark, a very well respected member and a great friend to the Bushido Judo Kwai, was invited to present Jessica with her trophy. Mick joined us in 1976, just months after the club was founded and has the grade of 1st Dan, Mick has also represented the club in Spain and Japan.