News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

Month: October 2012

Reminder – Closing date for Granite City Open entries is the 2nd of November 2012

Just a quick reminder – the closing date for Granite City Open entries is the 2nd of November 2012.

Online entry is available so there’s no excuse for not getting that entry in tonight!

Habari Kan Junior Open Results

Yesterday (27th October 2012) we were visiting Larkhall for the Habari Kan Junior Open and the children were in very fine form, bringing home nine Golds, a Silver and five Bronze medals.

A really great set of results. Well done to all of you!

The individual results were as follows:

AA pools

  • Daniel Peden Gold
  • Joseph Peden Gold
  • Heather Wilson Gold
  • Owen Sutherland  Bronze
  •  Ursula Saez Bronze


  • Rebecca Lamb U25kg Gold
  • Lewis Towle U34kg Bronze
  • Melissa McGill U44kg Gold
  • David Scott U50kg Gold

B/C band

  • Connor Wilson U42kg Gold
  • Christopher Love U46kg Gold
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton U55kg Gold
  • Shauna Watt U57kg Bronze
  • Benedict Ray U60kg Silver
  • Louis Saez U66kg Bronze

Our good friends Ceres and Ezri Bradley of WBJC picked up a Bronze in AA and A U32kg respectively.

Thanks go to Habari Kan Judo Club for a well run and enjoyable competition.

Late start to training at Bishopton on Friday 26th October 2012

As the Scouts need to use Bishopton Scout Hall early tomorrow evening, there will be a late start to training tomorrow (Friday 26th October 2012) at Bishopton.

Training on Friday 26th October 2012 will start at 7pm and run until 830pm.

Apologies for the late notice.

A date for your diary – Christmas Party Ceilidh and Annual Awards

The Club will be holding its Christmas Party Ceilidh on Saturday 15th December 2012.

For those who have not previously attended a Clyde Judo Club Christmas Party, the evening will be a mix of Ceilidh led by the ever popular Ian Samuel (returning by popular demand), games and the Annual Award Ceremony.

We look forward to seeing you.

Awards for All grant awarded to Clyde Judo Club

As some of you already know, Clyde Judo Club has been awarded a grant by Awards for All Scotland to buy 104 Judo mats, two crash mats, a set of portable mats, a trolley for moving all these mats around and permanent first aid equipment.

This award will make a real difference to the club in a number of areas:

  • The replacement mats have come just in time as we had come to the point where we had to return the borrowed set that we were using. The number of new mats that we have will allow us better to support the numbers currently attending training sessions.
  • Portable mats will allow us to continue the club’s work with local schools and help introduce more into the sport of Judo.
  • Those of you who help move mats at the beginning and end of sessions will understand the merits of a trolley for moving mats (and that the new mats are a lot lighter than the ones that they replace).
  • Although we have been covered up until now, permanent first aid kit removes the dependency on the personal first aid kits of the coaches.

A number of people worked very hard on preparing the grant application and making sure that the club met all the prerequisites for a grant award – Thank you!

And thanks go to Awards for All Scotland.

You might like to drop them a small note of thanks at Awards for All Scotland! The grant makes a huge difference for the club and our kids.

Awards for All Scotland Logo

Here are some of the new mats:

A picture of Clyde Judo's new mats laid out in Bishopton Scout Hall

The new Judo mats


Trying to arrange a photograph of the club members on the new mats seemed like a good idea. Picking the Sunday of the October school holidays to take the photo wasn’t such a good idea but that’s the only photo I have!

A group of Clyde Judo Judok on the new mats holding Clyde Judo and Awards for all banners

Clyde Judo Club on the new mats

Rachel Towle wins 2012 B band U32kg British Championship

Congratulations to Rachel Towle who has won Gold in the 2012 B band U32kg British Championship.

An excellent result in a major competition.

Susie sent us some pictures of Rachel on the podium and with Britain’s Judo Olympic Silver medallist Gemma Gibbon.

A picture of three Judok on the podium having received their medals

Rachel Towle (Centre) B band U32kg British Champion Gold medallist


Three 2012 B U32kg medalists with Gemma Gibbons on the podium

Rachel Towle with Gemma Gibbons

Reminder: Habarikan Junior Open 2012 – Closing date 22 October 2012

Just a reminder that the closing date for Habarikan Junior Open 2012 entries is almost upon us.

As of last weekend, there were only five entries from Clyde Judo Club.

This is a great competition right in our back yard. We should be going there mob-handed.

There’s no online entry for this competition so please do not delay. Get those entry forms in now!

You can get the entry form here.

Susie wins Judo Scotland’s Participation Coach of the Year 2012

Judo Scotland has announced that Susie is the joint winner of Judo Scotland’s Participation Coach of the Year 2012 award.

This is a prestigious award and recognises Susie’s considerable efforts on behalf Clyde Judo Club and Judo in general.

Duncan Hewitson (West of Scotland SN Judo) was the joint winner of the award.

Robert Inglis (Highland Budokan) won the Children’s Coach of the Year and Maureen Purves (Just Judo) was Volunteer of of the Year.

Congratulations to all of the winners. Well done!

The winners will now be nominated by Judo Scotland for the sportsscotland Awards to be held later this year.

No training at Erskine on Tuesday 16th October

Please remember that there will be no training at Erskine on Tuesday 16th October owing to the school holidays.

Check-in and weigh-in times for the Clyde Challenge 2012

Check-in and weigh-in times for the Clyde Challenge 2012 on Sunday 7th October 2012.

Age category Weigh-in time
AA 0845-0915(check-in only)
A 1000-1030
B 1200-1230
C 1200-1230
Senior 1200-1230

We’ll send out an e-mail with this information later this week.

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