Head Brewer Matt successfully defended his under 90 kilo title at the British Masters Judo Championships at Edinburgh on Saturday 8th October.
Matt, watched on by his family (including his parents who were visiting from New Zealand), fought his way through rounds to reach the final, claiming victory over his opponent and winning the gold medal.
It might be hard to believe but Matt’s first love was judo, rather than beer… he began taking lessons at the age of eight in his native home-town Wanganui in New Zealand.
“I won it last year as well so I was defending it. I’m quite pleased with it in terms of holding down a job and still being able to train so it’s a big achievement” said Matt.