Max Goodkind was recently called up for the England judo squad after winning a medal at the nationals in Sheffield earlier this year.
His selection on the England programme means he will now see a lot more of Sheffield - the location for national squad training weekends throughout the year.
Goodkind will now work towards his next aim of representing England and his club in Europe. His first international tournament will take place in France at the beginning of December.
During the past 10 months Goodkind has won 13 medals at tournaments, including eight golds.