Training times over the Christmas holidays

Please note that the last training session before the Christmas holidays will be on Friday 17 December 2010.

Training will resume on Friday 7 January 2011. Tuesday 11 January 2011 at Erskine. Please note that the first session at Bishopton will now be on Friday 14 January 2011.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Clyde Judo Club Christmas Party and Awards

We (children and parents) all had a great time last night at the Clyde Judo Club Christmas Party.

Many thanks go to the organiser and those who brought along the food.

The evening consisted of a ceilidh, games for the children, buffet supper and the Clyde Judo Club Awards ceremony.

A well-known Judoka visited from the North Pole.

The awards are given in a number of categories and recognise achievement throughout the year.

The 2010 Clyde Judo Club Award winners are:

‘Spirit of  Judo’ 2010

Connor Wilson for always having a smile on his face no matter the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

Player of the Year 2010

A joint award for Rachel Towle and Erin Peden for outstanding performances throughout the year.

Best Junior Male 2010

Christopher Love

Best Junior Female 2010

Rachael Peden

Best Under-8 Player 2010

Hollie Murray.

Best Club Player 2010

Aiden Clark.

Best Single Performance 2010

This went to Keiran Meenan for his performances in the Scottish Age Band Championships, where Keiran demonstrated a new level of ability, winning a medal and qualifying for the British Championships.

Revised date for the Ultimate Judo Open

Judo Scotland has announced revised dates for the postponed Ultimate Judo Open.

The competition will now be held on 13 February 2011. The venue (Meadowbank Leisure Centre) and weigh-in times remain the same. Judo Scotland will send a reminder e-mail closer to the date. All entries will be automatically transferred to the “new” competition.

Ultimate Judo Open postponed due to the current weather conditions

Judo Scotland has announced that the Ultimate Open competition due to be held in Edinburgh at the weekend (11 December 2010) has been postponed owing to the current weather conditions.

Here is the full announcement:

JudoScotland and Ultimate Judo regrettably inform you that the Ultimate Judo Open 2010 has been postponed.

Due to the bad weather and travel conditions many volunteers were unable to attend on Saturday leaving us with no alternative but to move the event into 2011. You will be contacted with full details of the rescheduled event, all entries and fees will be held by JudoScotland and transferred automatically into the rearranged competition.

JudoScotland and Ultimate Judo apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to you competing in the New Year.

Under-10 groundwork competition – 28 November 2010 Balfron High School

There will be an Under-10 groundwork competition held at Balfron High School on Sunday 28 November 2010.

The competition starts at 1300hrs 1400hrs and should run until sometime between 1600-1700.

This is a fun competition for the younger children that is focussed on groundwork. There will be a mixture of competition and play. It is an excellent introduction to competition.

Please come along if you can manage it. The entry fee is £7.50.

The address of the competition venue is:

Balfron High School

Roman Road

Balfron

G63 0PW

If you are unsure how to get there, a convoy will be starting from Bishopton Scout Hall at 1200hrs.1230hrs

If you need further information then please contact Susie.

Please note that there will be no training on Sunday 28 November 2010.