Westlake Boys year 12 student Bradlee Wong represented New Zealand at the 2016 Oceania Judo Championships in Canberra, Australia over the school holidays. He competed in the Under 18 55kg division and won the gold medal to become the 2016 Oceania Champion. Bradlee was then selected to participate in the teams’ events and added another Gold to his name when the New Zealand Under 18 team were crowned Oceania team champions.
Bradlee’s efforts in both the individual and team events have earned him an invitation from the International Judo Federation to attend the International Youth Training camp in Fiesch, Switzerland later this year. He will spend a week training with the best youth judo players from around the world under the guidance of Olympic and world judo champions.