News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

Month: September 2015

2015 Yorkshire and Humberside Ranking Championship – results

The 2015 Yorkshire and Humberside Ranking Championship was held in Bradford on 27/09/2015.

The club had one medal result:

  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton – Cadet U81kg Bronze

Well done!

David Peden – Judo Scotland 2015 Community Coach of the Year

The headline says it all.

David Peden has won the Judo Scotland 2015 Community Coach of the Year award in the Judo Scotland 2015 Coaching and Volunteering Awards.

The citation reads,

Community Coach of the Year:
David Peden, Glasgow University Judo Club and Clyde Judo Club
With over 27 years of experience David brings a lot to both clubs he coaches (Glasgow University Judo and Clyde Judo). He has made a real commitment to developing Judoka young and old, adopting a progressive approach to coaching embracing new ideas. Through Clyde Judo, David currently has nine judokas in the JudoScotland Talent Development Squad as well as sending five players to represent Scotland at the Sainsbury’s School Games. David’s commitment to his clubs has proved invaluable and his player’s success is a direct reflection on his hard work.

A well-deserved award and one that brings great credit to David. We always knew that David was a great asset to the club and how fortunate we were to have him. Now the rest of the world knows to!

The other winners were:

  • Volunteer of the Year: John Young, Cluarankwai Judo Club
  • Technical Official/ Referee of the Year: Marjorie Ruddick, Alford Judo Club
  • Young Coach of the Year: Stephen Gillan, Barrhead Judo Club
  • Performance Development Coach of the Year: John Buchanan, Sportif Judo

Congratulations to all of them – just as well-deserved.

 

 

Jimmy Pedro Masterclass

The Jimmy Pedro Masterclass was held in Meadowbank earlier today and an excellent session it was.

The Clyde Judo judoka at the sessions got their photograph taken with Jimmy Pedro:

Clyde Judo with Jimmy Pedro - 9 judoka assembled with Jimmy Pedro

Clyde Judo with Jimmy Pedro

In the adult session, Jimmy Pedro gave extended sessions on groundwork, transition and grip technique. He also spoke eloquently on the importance of visualisation as a performance improvement technique.

Lots of folk from across Sottish Judo attended – so many that I struggled to get a wide-enough camera angle to take a photo of the line-up at the end!

Line-up at the Jimmy Pedro Masterclass 13/09/2015

Line-up at the Jimmy Pedro Masterclass 13/09/2015

Travel disruption heading to the Jimmy Pedro Masterclass

If you are planning to attend the Jimmy Pedro Masterclass at Meadowbank on Sunday 13/09/2015, be aware that the M8 will be closed in both directions between J26 and J27 from 2200 on the Saturday night until 1000 on the Sunday morning.

The details regarding the closure are available from Traffic Scotland.

Judo Scotland Volunteer Opportunities

Judo Scotland is looking for volunteers to help with the 2015 Glasgow European Judo Open on 10/10/2015.

There are lots of positions available so if you fancy helping out, fill-out the application form and return it to stephensomerville@judoscotland.com at Judo Scotland.

Positions are available to anyone aged 14 and above and you can help make a real difference to the success and reputation of Judo in Scotland.

There are more details in the application form and on the Judo Scotland web page.

The following is the list of positions that Judo Scotland is looking to fill.

Position No. of Positions Role Description
Mad about Judo’

Physical Literacy Zone

10

These individuals will need to be available all day Saturday.

This integrated physical literacy area involves all the family.

By setting physical challenges we can create fun stations to promote various ways of developing the individuals physical movement.

These positions will be supporting the JudoScotland development staff and would be suitable for someone with an interest in sports coaching.

Require Skills: Good presentation and people skills.

Reporter

2

These individuals will need to be available all day Saturday.

Capture the atmosphere of the event in the words of the

volunteers & participants of the zone.

Required Skills: Good presentation and people skills.

Photographer

2

These individuals will need to be available all day Saturday.

Visually capture the events through the eyes of the volunteers by ‘happy snapping’ throughout the day (camera and video equipment will be provided).

Require Skills: Interest in photography would be preferable.

IT Support Team

2

Volunteers must be available from Friday noon right through until the end of Saturday’s event.  They will need to do some lifting and carrying and it would help if they have some computer skills.

Require Skills: Computer Skill would be preferable.

Registration Person

1

They will need to be available from around 9am on Friday morning.  

They will be responsible for crowd management: (i.e. they will stand outside the registration room, allocate tickets and direct players/coaches into the room at a steady pace.

Require Skills: Good presentation and people skills.

European Computer Team Runners

2

These individuals will need to be available all day Saturday and will be based on the field of play.  They will be photocopying pages and running them to various locations, hence these people need to be mobile.

Require Skills: Good presentation and people skills.

Accreditation/Info Desk

3

These people will be required to be available all day Saturday and will need good people skills, as they will be engaging with both the event volunteers and public.  Some judo knowledge would be useful.

Require Skills: Good presentation and people skills.

Media/Communications Runner

1

This individual will need to be available all day Saturday.

This person needs to have an interest in media/ communications.  They will be asked to approach athletes for comments, quotes etc.

Require Skills: Good presentation and communication skills.

Results – 2015 Sainsbury’s School Games & Heart of England

There was a lot of action at the weekend with folk from the club at the Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games in Manchester and in Walsall on Saturday 05/09/2015 at the Heart of England competition

The Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games results were:

  • Rachel Towle – U44kg Silver
  • Erin Peden – U48kg Bronze
  • Laura Hewitt – U52kg Bronze

England took the team competition.


The Heart of England results were:

  • Ezri Bradley – Pre Cadet U48kg Bronze
  • Melissa McGill – Pre Cadet U57kg Gold
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton – Cadet U81kg Bronze

Great results from everyone over the weekend.

 

Video streaming links to the 2015 Sainsbury’s School Games

With 5 of our players in the Scottish Team for the The Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games, we thought you might like to know that you can watch the competition online.

The video streaming for the Judo (and other sports) can be found here.

There are also some videos online about the The Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games that can be found here and here.

Erin and Connor can be glimpsed (briefly!) in the second video.

We wish Connor, Louis, Rachel (Towle), Erin and Laura (Hewitt) all the best of luck over the weekend.

Thanks to Iain Wilson for providing the links to the videos and the streaming service.

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