News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

Month: June 2017

National Team selections

There have several important national team selections for judoka from the club.

2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

Connor Wilson (U60kg) and Louis Saez (U90kg) will be with the Scotland team travelling to the Bahamas for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.

The Judo draw and weigh-ins will be taking place on Monday 17/07/2017 with the competition on the Tuesday and the medal ceremony on the Wednesday.

The BBC has some reporting on the team selections.

You can follow what is happening on the Team Scotland web site and on the team’s Twitter page.

There is a dedicated Judo team page and athlete pages for Connor and Louis.

Judo is making its Commonwealth Youth Games debut at Bahamas 2017 games and it is a fantastic achievement for Connor and Louis to be selected as part of the first ever Commonwealth Youth Games Team Scotland Judo team.

Really well done guys! We are all incredibly proud of you!

2017 British National Team Championships

Closer to home, we have several club members who have been selected for the Scotland team competing at the 2017 British National Team Championships in Gillingham on 01/07/2017:

Pre-Cadet

  • Joseph Peden
  • Katelyn Cox
  • David Sommerville

Cadet/Junior

  • Rachel Towle

Senior

  • Erin Peden
  • Jamie Black

Another great achievement – representing Scotland in what will be a very tough competition.

2017 School Games

And, because our judoka aren’t busy enough, we have 7 folk who have been selected to travel to Loughborough with the Scotland team competing at the 2017 School Games over 31/08/2017-03/09/2017.

The Clyde Judo Club members of this team are:

  • Rebecca Lamb
  • Rachel Towle
  • Ezri Bradley
  • Connor Wilson
  • Christopher Love
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton
  • Louis Saez

Again, it is great to see our young athletes being selected to represent Scotland.

All that good news hides a lot of hard work over a long period on the part of the coaches and athletes.

Even those of us who didn’t get selected contribute, when we work hard in training (and we do!), we get better and we help the likes of Connor and Louis get better. Connor and Louis have done the really hard work but we all have a role to play in helping them reach the Bahamas and in cheering them on once they get there – Don’t forget that you can upload messages of support to the team on the Team Scotland supporters’ page

2017 Challenge International de la Ville de Differdange – results

Some club members were competing this weekend in Differdange in Luxembourg at the Challenge International de la Ville de Differdange, The team was travelling with Judo Scotland and the Judo Scotland team won 2nd place for the most points.

The results for Clyde Judo judoka were:

  • Jospeh Peden  – Pre-Cadet U28kg – Gold
  • Daniel Peden – Pre-Cadet U42kg – Bronze
  • Katelyn Cox – Pre-Cadet U52kg – Silver
  • David Sommerville – Pre-Cadet U55kg – Silver
  • Rebecca Lamb – Cadet U48kg – 5th
  • Ezri Bradley – Cadet U52kg – Bronze
  • Connor Wilson – Cadet U60kg – Gold
  • Christopher Love – Cadet U73kg – Silver

Fantastic results in an international arena – well done guys!

Support for Volunteer Zambia – donate your old Judo kit!

GB judoka Jan Gosiewski will be embarking on the Volunteer Zambia project this summer and he’s asking for your support.

Gosiewski, who represented England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was one of four University of Bath students selected for the project last year and he will spend three weeks (31 July – 22 August) on placement with the Zambian Judo Association (ZJA).

During his placement, he will work in villages to provide sporting opportunities for youngsters, help develop community sport programmes and mentor volunteers in coaching roles.

Gosiewski would like the support of BJA clubs and members to provide kit for Zambian judoka. It can be new, old, for any age and size.

“I know this is a big ask and at short notice. Zambia is very poor but judo is one of their podium sports.

“I think with the right support I can really have an impact out there. It’s a great opportunity to enrich lives of the less fortunate and promoting the values of our sport.

“I aim to share my experiences as a coach and international judo athlete to empower young people through sport. I hope to learn about the Zambian culture and develop my leadership skills by solving problems encountered during the introduction of the development programme.”

Clyde Judo would like to support this initiative.

Could you look out and old Judo jackets, trousers or belts that are no longer in use and bring them along to the session on Tuesday 06/06/2017 or Friday 09/06/2017? The kit can be for any size and it doesn’t matter if there are odd jackets and trousers.

Susie or Eamonn will take the kit.

We’ll get the kit shipped to Bath in time for it to go to Zambia.

I realise that this is very short notice but it is an opportunity to make an difference for those less fortunate.

 

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix – results

The 2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix was held at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley on 28/05/2017.

The club’s results were:

  • Andrew McWatt- Minors  U30kg – Bronze
  • Rachael Lamb – Minors U40kg – Silver
  • Fraser Clark – Minors U50kg – Gold
  • Katelyn Cox – Pre-Cadet U52kg – Gold
  • David Sommerville – Pre-Cadet U55kg – Gold
  • Kyle Watt – Cadet U46kg – Silver
  • Rebecca Lamb – Cadet U48kg – Gold
  • Ezri Bradley – Cadet U52kg – Bronze
  • Mosa Al-Bedri – Cadet U73kg – Silver
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton – Cadet U81kg – Gold
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton – Senior U81kg – Bronze

Excellent results from all of you!

We also acquired our newest Dan grade with Benedict MacLennan-Patton earning the points he needed for his Dan grade. Well done!

I should also note our thanks to all of the people who helped make the competition a success – the volunteers from within the club, the referees and officials, Hibari Kan for the loan of mats, Judo Scotland, the staff at the Lagoon Leisure Centre and the competitors who turned up to give us some great matches- Thank you!

The full results can be found here.

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium photographs

Apologies for the delay in posting these – laptop problems!

These are the Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium photographs.

Thanks to Douglas Green for providing these.

If you  click on each image you will get a higher-resolution version opened in a new tab.

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Three male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Two female judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

Four male judoka on a medal podium

2017 Clyde Challenge Grand Prix podium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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