News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

Month: March 2013

Judo sessions over the Easter period

There will be no Judo at Bishopton on Good Friday (29th March 2013) and on Easter Sunday (31st March 2013).

All other sessions over the school holidays will run as normal.

Congratulations to Susie

Susie sat and passed her first level Competition Controllers award at the British Schools Championship.

She is now a Provisional Competition Controller.

Pictures from the HMC Independent Schools competition

As mentioned last week, a small team from Clyde Judo Club attended the Head Masters Conference Independent Schools Boys Judo Tournament on behalf of their schools and did the club and their schools proud.

We have some pictures from the competition.

HMCIndependentSchools2013

A selection of photos of Clyde Judo judoka attending the HMC Independent Schools Judo Competition at High Wycombe on 2 March 2013.

British Schools Championship results

The British Schools Championship was held today (9 March 2013) in Sheffield and Clyde Judo Club judoka were in action:

  • Melissa McGill – Year 6/7 U48kg – Bronze
  • Rachael Peden – Year 6/7 U48kg – placed 5th
  • Christopher Love – Year 8/9 U46kg – placed 5th
  • Erin Peden – Year 8/9 U44kg – Bronze

Good results in a very large and tough competition.

Clyde Judo awards for 2012 and the Christmas party

Yes, yes. I know – nearly four months after the event, I finally manage to get around to posting these – apologies!

The 2012 Clyde Judo award winners are:

‘Spirit of Judo’ 2012

This year the award goes to Kyle Watt for perseverance and commitment in managing the difficult transition from AA to A band.

Kyle Watt receiving the 2012 Spirit of Judo award

Kyle Watt receiving the 2012 Spirit of Judo award

Player of the Year 2012

This year the award goes to Rachel Towle for excellence in competition with some outstanding results, including winning:

  • British U32 B band championship
  • Scottish Age Band Championships
  • Judo Scotland U32kg Grand Pix for 2012 (to mention but a few).
Rachel Towle - Player of the Year 2012

Rachel Towle – Player of the Year 2012

Best Junior Male 2012

This is a joint award to Connor Wilson and Christopher Love for dedication in training and excellence in performance.

Christopher Love (L) and Connor Wilson (R) - Male Player of the Year 2012

Christopher Love (L) and Connor Wilson (R) – Male Player of the Year 2012

Best Junior Female 2012

Erin Peden for excellence in competition.

Erin Peden - Female Player of the Year 2012 (with Susan Wright)

Erin Peden – Female Player of the Year 2012 (with Susan Wright)

Best Under-8 Player 2012

Rachel Lamb.

For tenacity and determination.

Rachel Lamb - Under-8 Player of the Year 2012 (with David Peden (L) and Susan Wright (R))

Rachel Lamb – Under-8 Player of the Year 2012 (with David Peden (L) and Susan Wright (R))

Best Single Performance 2012

Rebecca Lamb.

Rebecca wins this for her performance at the Granite City Open Grand Prix event where she had to fight well out of her weight category and gave much more experienced and significantly heavier girls a run for their money.

Rebecca Lamb - Best Single Performance 2012 (with Susan Wright and David Peden)

Rebecca Lamb – Best Single Performance 2012 (with Susan Wright and David Peden)

Best Technician 2012

Rachel Melvin.

For demonstrating a good grasp of theory and stylish Judo throughout the year.

Rachel Melvin - Best Technician 2012 (with David Peden)

Rachel Melvin – Best Technician 2012 (with David Peden)

Contribution to Judo – Coaching 2012

Marcus Ray.

Marcus has made a real difference at the club this year, particularly assisting in the training of the younger Judoka.

Marcus Ray - Contribution to Judo – Coaching 2012

Marcus Ray – Contribution to Judo – Coaching 2012

Most Improved Player 2012

Louis Saez for demonstrating greatly improved technique and turning that into competition success.

Special Awards

Iain Wilson for all his hard work on behalf of the Club.

Iain Wilson - Special Award for work on behalf of Clyde Judo

Iain Wilson – Special Award for work on behalf of Clyde Judo

Eamonn Patton for having the most expensive camera his photographic work.

Eamonn Patton - Special Award for Photography

Eamonn Patton – Special Award for Photography

As usual, the awards were given out at the Christmas Party. And, as usual, a well-known Judoka in his distinctive red judogi paid a visit:

A visiting Judoka (Santa in his red Judogi entering the hall)

A visiting Judoka

Finally, thanks to the Parents Committee for arranging for Christmas presents that went beyond the usual selection box – a stylish and useful Clyde Judo sports bag for carrying kit:

Clyde Judo kit bag

Clyde Judo kit bag

Clyde Challenge 2013 online entries

Just a reminder that you can enter the Clyde Challenge 2013 online.

The competition will be held on Sunday 5th May 2013 and the closing date for entries is Monday 29th April 2013 or when the maximum entry of 275 has been reached.

The competition can be entered online through Clyde Challenge 2013 Online Entry.

A number of people were disappointed recently when a major competition closed three weeks early, so don’t delay! It takes only five minutes to enter online.

If prefer a paper entry then all the details you need are here.

Head Masters Conference Independent Schools Boys Judo Tournament Results

A small team from Clyde Judo Club attended the Head Masters Conference Independent Schools Boys Judo Tournament on behalf of their schools and did the club and their schools proud.

The competition was held at High Wycombe Judo Centre on Saturday 2nd March 2012.

The results were:

Only last month, Kathryn Meenan took Gold at the HMC Independent Schools Girls Judo Tournament, so judoka from Clyde Judo Club have done very well at these competitions this year.

 

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