This will be a fantastic opportunity for them (and you!) to see a top-flight Judo competition with several of the UK’s best judoka in action.
You can still watch the action on the EJU web site but the BJA is keen that we use the BBC stream to demonstrate to the BBC that there is a keen interest in watching Judo – the more of you that watch the BBC stream, the more Judo there will be available to watch.
An excellent set of results to report from the Highland Budokan Open 2018 held today (22/09/2018) at Inverness Leisure Centre.
The whole team was firing on all cylinders and coaches are reported to be very pleased!
The results were:
Glen Ferrier – AA-band U27kg – Bronze
Andrew McWatt – A-band U34kg – Bronze
Aaron Clark – A-band U46kg – Bronze
Rachael Lamb – B-band U44kg – Gold
Chloe Speirs – B-band U52kg – Bronze
Christopher Howe – B-band U55kg – Gold
Matthew Sweeney – B-band U60kg – Silver
Fraser Clark – B-band U60kg – Gold
Rebecca Lamb – C-band U48kg – Gold
Daniel Peden – C-band U50kg – Silver
Joseph Peden – C-band U50kg – Bronze
Katelyn Cox – C-band U57kg – Gold
David Sommerville – C-band U73kg – Gold
Katelyn Cox – Senior U57kg – Gold
David Sommerville – Senior U73kg – Gold
Mosa Al-bedri – C-band Combined U81/90kg – Bronze
Benedict MacLennan-Patton – Senior U81kg – Silver
Mosa Al-bedri – Senior U81kg – Gold
I think I have managed to get all of the club results – apologies if I have missed anyone.
We also had some club members being assessed for their Club Referee award and I am pleased to report that the following individuals passed their practical assessment and are now qualified Club Referees:
Young Person’s Coach of the Year: Paul Grady (for Genki Judo Club)
Volunteer Award: Susan Wright
These are awards to recognise the hard work that coaches, officials and volunteers put into supporting Judo in Scotland. I think we would all agree that Susie and Paul do put an awful lot of hard work into supporting Judo in Scotland!
Paul and Susie will be automatically entered into the sportscotland COV awards – here’s hoping they do as well there.
On Friday this week (31/08/2018), we will be running a bring n’ buy session for anyone who would like to trade-in older judo kits and club kits that the kids have grown out of. Second hand kits / team kit will be available to buy.