News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

Month: April 2015

Entry list for the Clyde Open Grand Prix competition now available

The entry list for the Clyde Open Grand Prix competition is now available from Judo Scotland.

Usually there will not be a problem but if you’ve entered then you should check to make sure your name is on the list. If it’s not there and it should be then contact Judo Scotland as soon as possible on +44 (0) 131 333 2981 to get it sorted out.

Judo Scotland Cluster Club session – 3rd May 2015

Clyde Judo Club will be hosting a Judo Scotland Cluster Club session at Bishopton Scout Hall, Bishopton, PA7 5JB on Sunday 03/05/2015 between 1:00om and 3:00pm.

Judo Scotland Cluster Club sessions are aimed at introducing (mainly) younger players (Kai grade, AA & A band) to the exciting world of Judo beyond club sessions and are open to judoka from any Judo Scotland-affiliated club.

These will be regular sessions designed to bring young judoka into contact with a variety of coaching and judo styles. They will be an opportunity to make new friends and develop judo technique.

Judo Scotland Cluster Club sessions will be especially suitable for judoka who don’t regularly attend competitions (although competition attendees are more than welcome – please come along!)

We’ll have a couple of older judoka on hand to help the younger judoka and demonstrate techniques.

We’ll have some tea and biscuits on sale for the parental taxi drivers.

The session will cost £2 for 1 child, £3 for 2 siblings and £4 for 3 siblings.

Do come and enjoy yourself! We at Clyde Judo Club hope to be visiting other clubs soon.

Getting there:

The nearest train station is Bishopton – about a 10 minute walk to the Scout Hall.

Google map to the Scout Hall (behind the Lorimers pub):

2015 Northern Ireland Open – results

The 2015 Northern Ireland Open for Minors, Pre-cadets and Cadets was held on Sunday 26/04/2015 at Queens University Physical Education Centre in Belfast.

We saw great performances from everyone but, at the risk of a cliché, several players in the Minor category took their judo to a new level. Some seriously impressive performances were delivered yesterday in all of the Minor categories.

The results were:

  • Joseph Peden – Minor U30kg – Gold
  • Daniel Peden – Minor U30kg – 5th
  • David Sommerville – Minor U46kg – Gold
  • Cameron Kerr – Minor O50kg – Gold
  • Rachael Lamb – Minor U32kg – Bronze
  • Ursula Saez – Minor U48kg – Silver
  • Kyle Watt – Pre-cadet U38kg – Bronze
  • Rebecca Lamb – Pre-cadet U36kg – Gold
  • Melissa McGill – Pre-cadet U57kg – Bronze
  • Connor Wilson – Cadet U55kg – Bronze
  • Rachel Towle – Cadet U44kg – Silver
  • Laura Hewitt – Cadet U52kg – Gold

Well done all of you!

Sportscotland Insitute of Sport video – How a pen and paper can make me a better athelete

Sportscotland Insitute of Sport has published a video on How a pen and paper can make me a better athelete.

The video is based on the How to plan for success guide.

Helpfully, they’ve also published a copy including example answers. The examples show that it isn’t hard to use the guide and that a little bit effort will bring a big gain in terms of focussing your training.

Download them and try them out (because Susie always needs more paperwork!).


A visitor from the North

We had a pleasant surprise last night with a visitor from Sweden attending our training session in Bishopton.

Kalle Bååthe trains with the IK Sodra Judo Club in Stockholm.

Kalle had been over in Edinburgh for the Sportif International Competition where he took Silver in the Pre-Cadet U50kg category.

After the Sportif International Training Camp, Kalle had stayed on in Glasgow and found his way to Bishopton for a training session – where he gave our players a pretty good workout!

At the end of the session, we presented him with a club backpack and a belt signed by all the players present.

Iain Wilson provided the following photograph (click on the photo to see a larger version).

12 Judoka assembled on the mat for a group photograph

Kalle Bååthe (front LHS)visiting Clyde Judo Club

2015 Sportif International results

The 2015 Sportif International was held at Meadowbank Sports Centre on Saturday 04 April 2015.

This was a large and very tough international competition with entries from across the globe.

The club’s results were:

  • Daniel Peden – A-band U30kg – Gold
  • Joseph Peden – A-band U30kg – Silver
  • David Sommerville – A-band U46kg – Silver
  • Ursula Saez – A-band U48kg – 5th
  • Rebecca Lamb – Pre Cadet U36kg – Bronze
  • Ezri Bradley – Pre Cadet U44kg – Bronze
  • Melissa McGill – Pre Cadet – Silver
  • Rachel Towle – Cadet U44kg – Bronze
  • Laura Hewitt – Cadet U52kg – 5th
  • Rachel Towle – Junior U44kg – Silver

Very well done!


Judo Scotland Introduction to Refereeing Day

Judo Scotland is running a free Introduction to Refereeing Day at Ratho on 2nd May 2015:

This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 13 years who would like to take part in refereeing. Full training will be provided with a competition and event pathway provided for further training. Judo experience is desired but not essential.

This is an interesting opportunity to explore becoming a referee and is open to players and non-players of (almost) all ages.

You can book a place on the day by contacting Judo Scotland. Details here.

No training at Bishopton this Friday and Sunday

There will be no training at Bishopton on Friday 03/04/2015 and Sunday 05/04/2015 owing to the holiday.

The next club training session will be at Park Mains on Tuesday 07/04/2015 and the next training session at Bishopton will be on Friday 10/04/2015.

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