Judo: Former Chipping Sodbury teacher Fletcher is heading to Commonwealth Games

Megan Fletcher at Chipping Sodbury School

Megan Fletcher at Chipping Sodbury School

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FORMER Chipping Sodbury School teacher Megan Fletcher has been named in England’s judo squad for the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old taught geography while doing her PGCE before deciding to concentrate on her bid to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics and has been selected in the -70kg category for Glasgow 2014, which starts on July 23.

Fletcher, whose brother Ben has also been named in the England squad for the -100kg category, said: “I am really excited about being selected to compete at the Games.

“I want to win a medal, and I am hoping it will be gold.”

Team England Chef de Mission Jan Paterson said: “I am delighted to welcome such a talented squad to Team England. It is very unusual to have an entire squad of debutants, but this is the first time Judo has been in the Games since Manchester 2002.

“We have a number of Olympians in the squad, including London 2012 silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and English judo has an incredible record at the Commonwealth Games topping the medal table every time they’ve performed.

“We’ll be up against some tough competition in Glasgow but we will see some high quality performances from this squad.”

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