Fighters from a Workington gym took on the best Britain has to offer at one of Europe’s biggest Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions.

Head coach Trevor Cunningham took his junior squad to Birmingham to compete in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior National Gi & No Gi Championship.

Tapout Knockout finished fourth and its fighters racked up a haul of medals, including Workington Academy pupil Todd Herron, 12, and West Lakes Academy pupil Sophie Price, 13, who became British champions by winning their respective divisions.

A week after Iain ‘Rollo’ Rollason won the Almighty Fighting Championship light heavyweight title belt, his 10-year-old daughter Connie was seconds away from winning her own final and came away with a silver medal.

Paige Murray and Katey Quayle lost out in close finals while Ryan Dobinson had a submission disallowed due to illegal technique which cost him a national title.

Aaron Moore made his first final but lost against an experienced fighter and Taylor Herron was caught by an arm bar in his final.

Eddison Risman-Leach couldn’t regain his title and had to settle for bronze as Connor Cunningham moved up two weight divisions and picked up a bronze medal of his own.

Leroy Murray and Jessica Colley also got bronze medals, as did Thomas Johnston after he was injured in his semi-final, while Bradly Quayle was disqualified in his semi-final and Jaydon Cumming was unlucky to leave empty-handed.