News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

Month: December 2015

2015 Clyde Judo Awards and Christmas Party

I hope you all enjoyed the 2015 Clyde Judo Awards and Christmas Party last Saturday!

A crowd of children in adults seated around a hall at a Christmas party

Waiting for the awards…

The awards were preceded by a “state of the nation” (or club) address by David Peden, recounting the many successes enjoyed by the club during the year – both in competition and volunteering within the sport.

David Peden and Susan Wright summing up the year

David Peden and Susan Wright summing up the year

This year, with so many of the older players involved in the Judo Scotland Talent Development Performance Pathway and so being recognised on a national stage, the decision was taken that the awards should reflect the efforts and successes of the younger players in the club.

The award results were:

Spirit of Judo:

Mosa A-Bedri

For the graceful manner in which he has risen to the challenge of competing in the Cadet category at the British Championships; for always working hard and never complaining and for his assistance at the Wednesday night TD sessions in the Palace of Art.

David Peden and Mosa Al-Bedri with his 2015 Spirit of Judo Award

David Peden and Mosa Al-Bedri with his 2015 Spirit of Judo Award

Best Single Performance:

Alex Quinn

For the manner in which he reached final of the Scottish Championships despite breaking a thumb!

David Peden and Alex Quinn with his 2015 Best Single Performance award

David Peden and Alex Quinn with his 2015 Best Single Performance award

Best Club Player:

Heather Wilson

For her hard work in training and the manner in which she contributes to every training session.

David Peden and Heather Wilson with her 2015 Best Club Player award

David Peden and Heather Wilson with her 2015 Best Club Player award

Most Improved Player:

Fraser Clark

For consistently improving throughout the year culminating in great performances at the Scottish and British Championships.

David Peden and Fraser Clark with his 2015 Most Improved Player award

David Peden and Fraser Clark with his 2015 Most Improved Player award

Best Technician:

Kyle Watt

Throughout the year Kyle has produced great performances and demonstrated some really good Judo and real determination to succeed.

David Peden with Kyle Watt holding his 2015 Best Technician award

David Peden with Kyle Watt holding his 2015 Best Technician award

Best Newcomer:

Douglas Boyd

Douglas has taken to Judo like a duck to water and performed very well in his first competition – 5 ippons in 5 fights and that after only two months of Judo.

David Peden with Douglas Boyd holding his 2015 Best Newcomer of the Year

David Peden with Douglas Boyd holding his 2015 Best Newcomer of the Year

Best Female Player:

Ezri Bradley and Rebecca Lamb

A joint award to two judoka who have had a great year with too many good performances between them to mention and both winning the Judo Scotland Grand Prix in their category.

David Peden with Rebecca Lamb (centre) and Ezri Bradley (RHS) - Joint 2015 Best Girl Players

David Peden with Rebecca Lamb (centre) and Ezri Bradley (RHS) – Joint 2015 Best Girl Players

Best Male Player:

David Sommerville

David really stepped up a level this year in training and performance – winning a bronze at the Scottish Championships.

David Peden with David Sommerville holding his 2015 Best Boy award

David Peden with David Sommerville holding his 2015 Best Boy award

Best A-band Player:

Rachael Lamb

Another player who has turned in some great performances throughout the year – winning a Gold at the Scottish Championships, a Silver at the Clyde Challenge, Gold in the Scottish MiniMons – I could go on but you get the picture!

David Peden with Racael Lamb holding her 2015 A-band Player of the Year

David Peden with Racael Lamb holding her 2015 A-band Player of the Year

Player of the Year:

Daniel and Joseph Peden

A joint award to two players who have taken turns at the Gold and Silver throughout the year – producing great performances that included a 9-minute competition at the Scottish Championships and a great performance at the British Championships.

David Peden with Daniel and Joseph Peden holding their 2015 Player of the Year award

David Peden with Daniel and Joseph Peden holding their 2015 Player of the Year award

Players’ Player of the Year:

Connor Wilson

This was awarded to Connor by his peers for his results and the way that he participate and helps in training.

David Peden with Connor Wilson holding his 2015 Players' Player of the Year award

David Peden with Connor Wilson holding his 2015 Players’ Player of the Year award

Kyle Watt came in second place in the Players’ Player of the Year:

David Peden with Kyle Watt holding the 2nd place award for the 2015 Players' Player of the Year

David Peden with Kyle Watt holding the 2nd place award for the 2015 Players’ Player of the Year

As ever, a well-known, wearer of the red gi visited from the North.

A visitor from the North

A visitor from the North

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Session times over the Christmas holidays

Session times over the Christmas holidays:

Park Mains:

  • Last session before Christmas: Tuesday 15/12/2015.
  • First session after the New Year: Tuesday 12/01/2016.

Bishopton:

  • Last session before Christmas: Friday 18/12/2015.
  • First session after the New Year: Friday 15/01/2016.

TD training Palace of Art:

  • Last session before Christmas: Wednesday 16/12/2015 (not an officially published date but that is what Susie believes to be the case)
  • First session after the New year: Not known at this point – keep an eye on the Judo Scotland web site.

Monday evening Palace of Art sessions:

  • Last session before Christmas: Monday 14/12/2015.
  • First session after the New Year: Monday 11/01/2016.

Paisley afternoon sessions:

  • Last session before Christmas: Already finished for Christmas.
  • First session after the New Year: Wednesday 13/01/2016.

2015 British Championships for Juniors and Seniors – results

The 2015 British Championships for Juniors and Seniors was held in Sheffield on 11th and 12th December 2015.

Erin Peden took the Bronze in the Junior U48kg category. An excellent result on a national stage.

Well done Erin!

Podium photos from the 2015 British Cadet Boys and Pre-Cadet Girls Championships

Susie has sent us some podium photos from the 2015 British Cadet Boys and Pre-Cadet Girls Championships:

 

2015 Cadet Boys U81kg - Three young men on the medal podium

2015 Cadet Boys U81kg – Louis Saez Bronze (RHS)

 

2015 Cadet Boys U81kg Bronze medal winner Louis Saez with his Dad.

2015 Cadet Boys U81kg Bronze medal winner Louis Saez with his Dad.

 

Four young women standing on the medal podium

2015 Pre-Cadet Girls – Rebecca Lamb (2nd from R) Bronze

 

Four young women clustered together on the medal podium

2015 Pre-Cadet Girls – Rebecca Lamb (2nd from R) Bronze

 

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Podium photos from the 2015 British Cadet Girls Championships

Robert Daily has generously given us a some podium photos from the 2015 British Cadet Girls Championships. Thanks Robert!

2015 Cadet Girls U48kg - Erin Peden (LHS) Silver. Four young women clustered together on the medal podium.

2015 Cadet Girls U48kg – Erin Peden (LHS) Silver

 

2015 Cadet Girls U48kg - Erin Peden (LHS) Silver. Four young women on the medal podium.

2015 Cadet Girls U48kg – Erin Peden (LHS) Silver.

 

2015 Cadet Girls U44kg - Rachel Towle  (LHS) Silver. Four young women clustered together on the medal podium.

2015 Cadet Girls U44kg – Rachel Towle (LHS) Silver.

 

2015 Cadet Girls U44kg - Rachel Towle  (LHS) Silver. Four young women on the medal podium.

2015 Cadet Girls U44kg – Rachel Towle (LHS) Silver.

2015 Pre-Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls British Championships – results

The 2015 British Pre-Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls Championships were held in EIS Sheffield on 06/12/2015.

The results were:

  • Daniel Peden – Pre-Cadet U34kg – 5th
  • Rachel Towle – Cadet U44kg – Silver
  • Erin Peden – Cadet U48kg – Silver

As was the case yesterday, every one performed exceptionally well – achieving great results in some very large pools – well done!

2015 British Pre-Cadet Girls and Cadet Boys Championship results

The 2015 British Pre-Cadet Girls and Cadet Boys Championships were held in EIS Sheffield on 05/12/2015.

The results were:

  • Rebecca Lamb – Pre-Cadet U40kg – Bronze
  • Louis Saez – Cadet U81kg – Bronze

Every one performed exceptionally well – achieving great results in some very large pools – well done!

More results tomorrow.

Tired and pleased coaches are reported as “heading to China Red for food.”

 

Podium photographs from the 2015 Clyde Rumble

Podium photographs from the 2015 Clyde Rumble.

As usual, click on each photo to open a higher resolution image in a separate tab.

Edit 02/12/2015: Three photos that failed to upload have been added back to the page – pools 17, 18 and one of the earlier girls pools. Apologies for the error.

 

4 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

4 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photographs

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

6 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

3 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

2 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

2 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

2 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

3 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

3 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

4 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

4 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

3 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

4 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

2 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

2 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

5 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photographs

Missing podium photos added 02/12/2015:

4 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

4 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

 

4 judoka on the mat having received their medals

Pool podium photograph

Changed session time Tuesday 1st December 2015

As it preliminary exam season, the session time on Tuesday 1st December 2015 at Park Mains will at 1900 hrs for all judoka – younger and older. There will be no later session.

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