News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

Month: April 2011

Senior results

Congratulations to Andrew Smith, one of the senior members of the club.

He took Gold in the Beverwijk Open G-Judo Tournament held on the 9th April 2011 in the Netherlands. The whole SN team did very well. Further details and some pictures of the team on the Scottish SN Judo web site.

Andrew has been busy elsewhere and also won a Gold in the Bradley Stoke Open SN Championships at Bristol on the 6th February 2011.

Reminder – forthcoming grading sessions

Just a reminder that there will be three grading sessions during May.

The dates are:

  • Bishopton Friday 13th May 2011
  • Bishopton Sunday 15th May 2011
  • Esrkine Tuesday 17th May 2011

If you child normally attends at Erskine but can’t make it that night then feel free to come along to one of the Bishopton sessions (or vice versa).

Grading is an important part of your child’s Judo development as it gives children an opportunity to demonstrate their progress. Please make every effort to ensure your child(-ren) can attend a grading session.

If you don’t already have a copy, please download and complete the grading form. Hand it (with the grading fee! – £10) in advance of the grading session to one of the coaches. If you need the form in some other format then please let me know.

Change in times for training sessions at Erskine Sports Centre.

We regret to announce that we are going to have to shorten the length of the training sessions held at Erskine Sports Centre owing to the recent increase in the cost of hiring the hall.

We had a straight choice between shortening the training sessions or significantly raising the mat fees. Low mat fees are an important aspect to ensuring that Judo can be enjoyed by all sections of society and so we have decided to shorten the training sessions at Erskine to ninety minutes rather than two hours.

With effect from Tuesday 19th April 2011, the new times for the training sessions at Erskine Sports Centre will be 1830-2000hrs. Training times at Bishopton are unchanged.

Please accept our apologies for the change but we firmly believe that it is better for the children to get some Judo training rather than be denied any training because of the increase in cost.

Marie Curie Open competition results

Once again, the children did very well at a competition.

It’s good also to see new talent coming through, with Marcus Ray picking up a medal in only his second competition. Well done!

Without further ado, the results are as follows:

  • Rachael Peden – Gold AA U40kg
  • Erin Peden – Gold A U32kg
  • Rachel Towle – Silver A U32kg
  • Kathryn Meenan – Bronze A U36kg
  • Christopher Love – Bronze A U38kg
  • Laura Green – Silver B U52kg
  • Marcus Ray – Bronze B U55kg
  • Kieran Meenan – Silver B U60
  • Michael Love – Silver C U55kg
  • Ruairidh Fitzpatrick – Bronze C U66kg

Our good friend, Ezri Bradley of Wemyss Bay Judo Club also picked  up a Bronze in the AA U28kg.

 

Judo Scotland Grand Prix – Two Clyde Judo Club winners!

Judo Scotland has designated a number of competitions in the last year as Grand Prix events:

  • Scottish Age Bands
  • Granite City Open
  • Ultimate Judo Open
  • Marie Curie Open

Grand Prix points are awarded on the basis of a player’s placing in each of those competitions (1st – 25, 2nd – 15, 3rd – 10).

We are very pleased to report that two Clyde Judo Club players have won the Grand Prix award in their age and weight categories:

Rachel Towle won in the A band U28kg girls category.

Erin Peden won in the A band U32kg girls category.

Well done!

Winning shows consistently good form and is a great reward for the hard work that you put into your judo. You’ve done both yourselves and the club proud.

A not terribly anonymous correspondent provided this picture of the girls receiving their awards:

Judo Scotland Grand Prix Winners -  Erin Peden (RHS), Rachel Towle (2nd from right) on the podium receiving their awards along with two other winners.

Judo Scotland Grand Prix Winners - Erin Peden (RHS), Rachel Towle (2nd from right) on the podium receiving their awards.

 

 

Marie Curie Open Grand Prix 10 April 2011 – Clyde Judo Raffle

Clyde Judo ran the raffle and tombola at the Marie Curie Open Grand Prix competition today and raised a total of £435 (£147 from the tombola and £288 from the raffle).

A big thank you to all of you who contributed prizes, bought tickets and helped out on the stall. Thanks also to Jan for organising the Club’s efforts.

The money raised goes to Marie Curie Cancer Care and you can find out more about this very worthy cause here. The money raised by the competition will be matched by Bupa.

 

News Flash! Training session on Sunday 10th April cancelled

News Flash!

Owing to the numbers planning to attend the Marie Curie Open, it is not going to be possible to run the training session on Sunday 10th April at Bishopton.

Please accept our apologies for the short notice.

Training session dates over the Easter period.

There will be no training session on the following dates over the Easter period:

  • Bishopton – Friday 22nd April 2011
  • Bishopton – Sunday 24th April 2011
  • Bishopton – Friday 29th April 2011
  • Bishopton – Sunday 1st May 2011

The Tuesday night sessions at Erskine Sports Centre will be on at the usual times throughout the period.

 

New grading dates

As previously advised, we’ve had to move the dates of the grading sessions in order to allow the maximum number of children to attend for a grading.

The new dates are:

  • Bishopton Friday 13th May 2011
  • Bishopton Sunday 15th May 2011
  • Esrkine Tuesday 17th May 2011

If you child normally attends at Erskine but can’t make it that night then feel free to come along to one of the Bishopton sessions (or vice versa).

Grading is an important part of your child’s Judo development as it gives children an opportunity to demonstrate their progress. Please make every effort to ensure your child(-ren) can attend a grading session.

Grading can also be useful for other activities.

For example, did you know that the Scouting Martial Arts badge can be achieved by attending a recognised club for six months and achieving a demonstration of progress during that six months? The grade certificate from Judo Scotland provides the evidence needed for the badge.

Grading can also be used as evidence for activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Once again, apologies for moving the dates but it is important to ensure that every child  has an opportunity to take part in the grading.

 

 

 

Grading dates no longer final!

Apologies, but the grading dates previously announced are incorrect. Two of the dates fall on Public Holidays and so a significant number of people will be away on those dates.

April and early May are very crowded with Public Holidays and competitions so it is likely that the grading will move to the middle of May. As soon as we are able, we will announce the revised dates.

Apologies for the confusion but it is important that the children get the opportunity to see the results of their hard work over that last few months. The original dates would have prevented a significant proportion of the children from being able to complete their grading.

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