TWO Irvine youngsters celebrated medal success in what was their first competition.

Irvine Judo Club duo Michael Cowan and Zac McGhee - both pupils at St John's Primary School in the town - lined up in the Kelvin Judo competition in Cumbernauld at the weekend.

Both lads secured bronze medals in what was their first competition, against very difficult opposition.

In under 30 kg Michael did really well for his first competition. Fellow debutant Zac was really unlucky not to have won the silver medal In the under 38 KG weight group fighting against older kids.

Irvine Judo Club will be sending a large contingent of kids to the Claurenkwai Judo Club on Sunday, March 19.

Also on that date a Dan Grading is being held in In Wishaw with some of the club's brown belts hoping for points towards their black belts.