Judo News

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News Updates

Dear Club Members,

We have a number of exciting developments that we wanted to tell you about and thought it would be best to do this through a Judo News email.  Read on to see what has been going on behind the scenes at the club.

New panel sign now in place

Samantha Lowe - 'Train with a Champion' event


Dear Club Members,

Thank you to everyone who came along at the weekend and made our 'Train with a Champion' event a great success.  Over 55 judoka gathered together to train with Samantha Lowe, our leading hope for London 2012 Olympic Games in the -78 kilo category, and then 30 juniors took part in the mini-championships that took place straight afterwards for which Sam stayed behind in order to present medals to all our winners. 

Silver medal for Molly at Kent International Championships

Club members see success at Kent Closed Championships

Sunday 10thApril was a busy day for club members at the Kent Closed Championships at Dartford.  As well as four club members taking part in the actual tournament there were also four club members taking their Area Referee practical examinations.

British Schools Championships success for club members

Three club members travelled to Sheffield over the weekend to compete in the British Schools Championships, returning with a silver and bronze medal between them.

Almost 450 players from across Britain represented their schools at the event, where the three Walderslade players competed in the Girls U32 and Girls U63 kg categories for school years 6 & 7.

Lille Training Weekend - March 2011

Fallon enthrals at international training event

Hot on the heels of winning two awards at the prestigious Medway Sports Awards, we hosted our 2010 international training event over the weekend of 13 – 14 November.

Once again our friends from Holland and France took part and we were again honoured to have BJA Technical Advisor Andrew Moshanov, who also starred at the event last year, returning again this year along with former European and World Champion Craig Fallon, who thrilled those in attendance in a change to our planned guest coach.

Walderslade voted Medway’s Junior Club of the Year, whilst Frances wins the Unsung Hero Award

At a gala event full of sporting talent, British internationals and sporting volunteers held on Friday 12 November, five representatives from the club attended the Medway Sports Awards.

It was an exciting night for the club as we had been short listed in two categories, Junior Club of the Year and Unsung Hero.  Representatives from sports clubs across Medway were in attendance and the atmosphere was buzzing, with photos of the nominated sports men and women, clubs and volunteers flashing up on large screens adding to the excitement.

Walderslade fighters mix it with the best in Britain

At the British Championships in Sheffield over the weekend of 9thand 10thOctober, two Walderslade club members mixed it up along with around 750 of the best young judoka in Britain, seeking to gain national titles and the chance of a place in the England squad programme.

Fifteen year old Liam Banbury and 17 year old Alan Maxwell qualified to be at the event by coming in the top four at the Southern Area Trials and went head to head with the top 4 from each of the other BJA Areas and the home nations. 

British Championship Success for Club Members

Following on from senior Coach Eddie Orgee's gold medal win at the British Masters Championships in August, three more club members have gained success at a British Championship level event.

Over the weekend Charley Harvey, Molly Harvey and Rayna Jobson all competed at the British Championships for 10/11 Year Olds at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and all of them came away with a medal.

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