16-year-old Brandon Cowton practices Judo. He first took up the sport as a way of building his self-esteem after being bullied as a youngster. Brandon has medalled in international competitions and hopes to continue his success in the future by representing Team GB.
As well as competing, Brandon is also a qualified junior referee.
He trains up to six times a week at Everyone Active’s Ryedale Sports Centre and Scarborough Sports Centre, and uses his experience to teach junior competitors.