News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

Month: June 2013

Rachel Towle selected for the Scottish team in the 2013 National Team Championships by Area

Rachel Towle has been selected to compete for the Scottish Team in the 2013 National Team Championships by Area to be held at the University of Wolverhampton on Saturday 6th July 2013.

Last year Scotland won 3 out of the 4 Gold medals on offer with the Junior Girls taking Bronze – so, no pressure Rachel! đŸ™‚

Coming after a year in which Rachel won both 2012 British B-band U32kg Championship and the Judo Scotland 2012-2013 B-band U32kg Grand Prix, it’s no surprise that she got picked for the team.

Both Rachel and the Scotland team have all our best wishes.

Clyde Judo Club and Hibarikan Judo Club attending the Kent International this weekend

A big team from Clyde Judo Club and Hibarikan Judo Club is heading south to Crystal Palace in London tomorrow to compete in the Kent International competition.

Together with Hibarikan Judo Club, we have filled a 49 seat coach for the trip. We will all be staying at the same hotel and supporting each other at the competition.

In total, there will be 23 competitors representing the two clubs. That’s a fantastic turnout for such a distant competition.

Good luck to all of the competitors from Clyde and Hibarikan!

Training sessions over the 2013 Summer holidays

As is usual practice, there will be no Sunday training sessions at Bishopton during the Summer holidays.

The last Sunday training session was on 26/06/2013.

There will be no training on a Sunday between 30/06/2013 and 11/08/2013 inclusive.

The first Sunday training session after the Summer holidays will be on Sunday 18/08/2013 (the weekend after the Renfrewshire schools go back).

Friday and Tuesday sessions will carry on as normal with one exception:

  • The session at Erskine on Tuesday 30/07/2013 has been cancelled owing to so many people being away on the Belgian Judo training trip.

Over the Summer, we hope to arrange a couple of trips on Friday evenings to other clubs so we can hold joint training sessions. We’ll also have some clubs visit us at Bishopton. This will provide the children with the opportunity to experience difference coaching and Judo styles. We’ll let you know more closer to the dates.

If you have any questions about this Susie can provide additional information.


2018 Youth Olympic Games – Glasgow needs your vote

Judo Scotland has published a request that Judoka support Glasgow’s bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games by voting in an online poll run by “Inside the Games”.

On the 4th July 2013 the International Olympic Committee will make a decision on who will be the next host city of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

As many of you will be aware Glasgow is currently bidding against Buenos Aires in Argentina and Medellin in Colombia to win the right to host the Games, seeking to build on the opportunities created by both London 2012 and Glasgow 2014.

As was the case when Glasgow won the race to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the city needs your support more than ever to help bring the Youth Olympic Games to Glasgow in 2018!

A key Olympic trade publication, Inside the Games, is running an online poll asking people to vote for the city they would like to see host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Voting ends on the 2nd of July and the results will then be compiled, published and possibly read by IOC members 1 day before they cast their vote for host city on the 4th July.

Please click on this link and vote Glasgow:

Talent Development Wednesday Classes – Summer Closures

Those of you who attend the Wednesday Talent Development sessions run by Judo Scotland at Palace of Art should note that the classes will be closed during part of the Summer.

There will be no sessions on:  July 2013 3rd,10th, 17th, 24th.

Normal service resumes on 31st July 2013.

Judo Scotland announcement.

Clyde Judo winners of the Judo Scotland Grand Prix prize

Clyde Judo had three Judo Scotland Grand Prix winners when the results were announced at the weekend.

  • Rebecca Lamb A-band U28kg
  • Rachael Peden A-band O48kg
  • Rachel Towle  B-band U32kg

These are really excellent results, demonstrating consistently outstanding performance throughout the year.

You should be really proud of yourselves, because your parents and coaches certainly are.

Well done!

BUPA Charity Open for Children 1st 2013 Grand Prix – Clyde Judo results

Lots of hard work and fine Judo on display at the BUPA Charity Open for Children 1st 2013 Grand Prix held at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre over the 8th and 9th of June 2013.

And quite a few medals for the medal drawer as well!

Day 1 Junior Competition

  • Joseph Peden – AA-band  U27kg Gold
  • Daniel Peden – AA-band  U27kg Silver
  • Heather Wilson – AA-band U40kg 5th
  • Rebecca Lamb – A-band U32kg Gold
  • Melissa McGill – A-band U44kg Silver
  • Rachael Peden – A-band O48kg Silver
  • David Scott – A-band O50kg Silver
  • Kyle Watt – A-band U34kg 5th
  • Rachel Towle – B-band U32kg Gold
  • Erin Peden – B-band U40kg Bronze
  • Christopher Love – B-band U46kg Silver
  • Benedict Ray – B-band U55kg Bronze
  • Benedict Maclennan Patton – B-band U60kg Bronze
  • Louis Saez – B-band U66kg Bronze

Day 2 Senior & Special Needs Competition

Senior Men

  • Christopher Wright- U66kg Silver
  • Martin Blair –  Kyu Grade U90kg Gold

Special Needs

  • Andrew Smith  – O90kg Gold

There was a team event in the afternoon for the senior men, and both Martin Blair and Christopher Wright were competing in that. Chris’s team came second with him winning all four team fights with ippon and Martin’s team came first.

Chris had 8 fights winning 7 with ippon and Martin had 6, winning a good majority with ippon (the exact number lost in the mists of time).

The official quote from Susie is, “All in all a great weekend for the club.”

As there is even more good news to come (Grand Prix results), I can’t disagree!


Refereeing success – 2 new Clyde Judo Area Referees

As some of you will have noticed, Marcus and Benedict Ray have been working hard at recent competitions as referees.

All that hard work has paid off, as they both passed their Area Referee examinations at the weekend.

Well done to both of you!

Bishopton training on Sundays 9th & 16th June 2013 – cancelled

Apologies for the short notice but Bishopton training on Sundays 9th & 16th June 2013 has been cancelled.

Training tomorrow has been cancelled because of the two day commitment to the BUPA/Children 1st competition. Training for next Sunday has been cancelled because the hall is in use by another event.

Highland Region Open Championships – Results

Clyde Judo Club results from the Highland Region Open Championships held in Fort William on Saturday 25th May 2013.

As a number of categories were merged on the day, it is possible that I’ve got the category wrong in some instances – apologies in advance!

  • Heather Wilson – AA-band U40kg Silver
  • Rebecca Lamb – A-band U32/36kg Bronze
  • Kyle Watt – A-band U34kg Silver
  • Ursala Saez – A-Band U40/44kg Silver and B-Band U40/44kg Bronze
  • Connor Wilson – B-band U42kg Gold
  • Christopher Love – B-band U46kg Silver
  • Benedict Ray – B-band U55kg Silver
  • Louis Saez – B-band U66kg Bronze
  • Laura Green – C-band U57/63kg Silver
  • Shauna Watt – C-band U57/63kg Bronze
  • Marcus Ray – C-band U66kg Bronze
  • Michael Love – Senior U81kg Bronze
  • Christopher Wright – Senior U73kg Bronze

Iain Wilson has generously provided us with a photograph of the younger members of the team showing off their medals.

10 Juoka arranged in two rows showing off their medals

Clyde Judo team at Highland Region Open 2013. (Back row) Louis Saez, Marcus Ray, Christopher Love, Laura Green, Connor Wilson, Shauna Watt and Kyle Watt. (Front row) Ursala Saez, Heather Wilson and Rebecca Lamb.

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