Christmas 2019

                                                              Newsletter                       

 

 

Welcome to our last newsletter of 2019.

 

As we reach the end of 2019, we would like to thank each and every player, parent and carer for their continued support of Judo Club Osaka.  Without your support and dedication we would not be able to be one of the best judo clubs in the UK.

BJA British National Championships

During the past 2 weekends we have had two teams of judoka take part in the ‘Nationals’.

Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December saw our Pre-Cadets and Cadets take to the stage at the EIS stadium in Sheffield.

Saturday’s participants were Noah G, Matt G, Harry G, Josh D, Josh L and Amelia A.  Sunday’s participants were Hope, Victor and Archy.

 

Congratulations to our British National Champions – Amelia in the U40kgs category and Josh L in the U81kgs who both took Gold.

The rest of the team put in valiant efforts with some making it through to repechage stage but sadly not making it through to medal stage.  Everyone came away with lots of experience and knowledge gained and maybe few pointers ready for next year or even their next competition.

 

Next up on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December were our Junior and Senior participants, Lucy W, Andreas B, Harry L/M , Lewis L ,

Harry ZP (Zippy), Archie P, and Shelley Ludford.

 

Congratulations to our British National Champions

In the Junior category                    Lewis in the O100kgs                     Gold

                                                         Archie P in the U73kgs                   Gold

                                                         Lucy in theU70kgs                          Bronze

In the Senior category                    Shelley in the U78kgs                     Gold

                                                         Archie in the U73kgs                       Bronze

Again, the other team members put in valiant efforts making it through to repechage but sadly not making it through to medal stage.  Lots of experience and knowledge was gained and maybe few pointers ready for next year or even their next competition.

 

 

Christmas closure

Our sessions for December and beginning of January 2020 are stated below:

 

Last sessions before the Christmas break:

            Wednesday   18th December          7.00-8.30pm

            Thursday       19th December          5.30-6.30pm, 6.30-7.50pm & 8.00-9.00pm

            Saturday        21st  December          10.00-11.00am

            Monday         23rd December          8.00-9.30pm

 

New Year opening:             

            Monday         30th December          8.00-9.30pm

            Thursday      2nd January 2020     5.30-6.30pm, 6.30-7.50pm & 8.00-9.00pm

            Saturday        4th January 2020     10.00-11.00am

 

 

Last minute Christmas presents

Club t-shirts are available in the following sizes and type:

 

       * Sports t-shirt (dry fit type) - £15.00

Adult = XS, S, M and L

Child = 8, 10 and 12

 

      * Normal cotton t-shirts (Fruit of the loom) - £12.00

Adult = S, M and L

Child = 5-6, 7-8 and 9-11 – awaiting more stock

 

Should you require one of these for a Secret Santa, please let Sam or Dawn know and we will ensure that your gift is ready for collection (secretly)

 

 

Can you help us raise funds for our Club?

Do you order Christmas/birthday presents from any of the following: Amazon, Next, Waitrose, Argos… if you answered Yes, then you could help us to raise funds for Judo Club Osaka….

 

We belong to a fundraising group called ‘Easyfundraising’.  Every time you purchase something online with their partner retailers, the retailers make a small donation to say thank you and Easyfundraising send those fee funds to our cause.(JCO)   To start helping us raise funds all you need to do is register with: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/judoclubosaka/ .  Some of the retailers who participate in this scheme are: Waitrose, Argos, Amazon, Next, Insurance companies, Holiday/travel companies and a variety of hotels to name a few…

 

Should anyone wishes to join but are having problems setting this up, please feel free to ask Dawn for assistance.

 

You can set a donation reminder on your computer/mobile phone/tablet so that any time you log onto a company/retailer who assists with this scheme, a reminder notice will pop up on your screen. You are not charged anything extra for purchasing through this scheme, each company makes a donation via a % donation which you are notified about when purchasing through the retailer.  (Currently, I have raised £55.00 for the club over the past year by using a variety of companies e.g. amazon, booking.com to name a couple)

 

A Special Celebration

2020 will be a special year for Judo Club Osaka, We will be 40 years old.

We are in the process of arranging a special celebration for all past and present players, coaches and of course, parents/carers to come along and help celebrate this achievement.

Please check our noticeboards and facebook page for further details as they become available.  If anyone is in contact with players who have since left, please let them know and ask them to get in touch with Dawn. (My details are at the end of this newsletter)  

 

 

Keeping up to date with Osaka news

You can keep up with all the latest news about Judo Club Osaka by registering with our Facebook page.  Use the search bar at the top of the page and find us, here you will find our opening times, competition results, photos and updates from the team.

 

 

Meet the team

Adrian Dove – Technical Director/Coach

Daniel Holt – Coach

Simon Dove – Coach

Dan Shepherd - Coach

Lucy Williams - Coach

Dawn Davies – Club Secretary

Tracey Williams – Welfare Officer

 

Coaches from other clubs:

Nicki Harris – Newbury Judo Club

 

 

Contact us

You can contact the team at Judo Club Osaka by:

 

Email :           secretary@judoclubosaka.org.uk

 

Phone:           Adrian – 07817 292685

                       Dawn – 07968 749078 – club secretary

                       Office  - 01252 332222 (with answering machine)

                       

 

In Person:     Adrian – at the Club on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri evenings

                      Dawn   – at the Club on Mon, Weds and Thurs evenings

                      Tracey – at the Club on Mon, Weds and Thurs evenings

 

Sensei Adrian may be found on the mat teaching.  During the day, he will be teaching in school environments, please leave a message on his phone.

 

 

                                                  Sensei Adrian and his Team would like to take this opportunity to wish you all

 

                                                                                                        A Merry Christmas

                                                                                                                    And

                                                                                              A Happy and Healthy New Year

 

 

                                                                   We look forward to welcoming you all back in January 2020

                                                                                              September 2019

                                                                Newsletter

 

 

Hello

 

Welcome back after your summer holidays.

 

We would like to congratulate all of our players who took part in the BJA Commonwealth Judo Games which were held in Walsall this month.

 

The results were as follows:

                    Mollie Game            -        Gold medal

                    Archie Platt              -        Silver medal at Juniors & Bronze at Seniors

                    Connor Leonard      -        Silver medal at Juniors & 7th at Seniors

                    Lucy Williams           -        Bronze medal

                    Jacob Aldridge        -        Bronze medal

 

Some of our training partners from Newbury Judo Club were also taking part and their results are:

                   Ben Townsend        -        5th Place in both Juniors & Seniors

 

Harry Grist

Amelia Alder

Harry Zain-Prosser

Josh Leonard

Lewis Liney

Andreas Burr

Jamie Mansfield

Membership Forms

Our new membership period began on 1st September 2019.  New forms were attached to an email sent out in July and August and were to be returned to Dawn as soon as possible.

If any player/parent/carer has not done this yet, please can you do so within the next 2 weeks.  We do hold blank forms should anyone not be able to print a form

It is IMPORTANT that we have a completed form for every judoka who attends/participates in any of our judo sessions.  These forms hold your emergency contact details in case there is an accident during your child’s judo session.  Your contact details are also held on the judo club laptop so emails can be sent out to you in the event of an emergency e.g. the club will not be operating because…

GDPR

In accordance with new Government legislation (May 2018), we are required to inform you of the data we keep regarding the players. 

GDPR applies to organisations that take personal data from its customers or members, for example via manual or electronic based formats e.g. membership forms, online platforms or club websites. It relates to how the club not only obtains personal information but how it then stores and uses this data.

To enable us to keep you up to date with all club matters, we will need your permission to keep your personal data, please email Dawn (club secretary) at secretary@judoclubosaka.org.uk to say “Yes, please keep me in. I would like to continue receiving emails from Judo Club Osaka”.

You will find a copy of our GDPR Privacy Notice on our noticeboard.

Keeping up to date with Osaka news

You can keep up with all the latest news about Judo Club Osaka by registering with our Facebook page.  Use the search bar at the top of the page and find us, here you will find our opening times, competition results, photos and updates from the team.

 

Can you help us raise funds for our Club?

Judo Club Osaka belongs to a fundraising group called ‘Easyfundraising’.  Every time you purchase something online with their partner retailers, they’ll give a donation to our cause.(JCO)   To start helping us raise funds all you need to do is register with: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/judoclubosaka/ .  Some of the retailers who participate in this scheme are: Waitrose, Argos, Amazon, Next Insurance companies, Holiday/travel companies and a variety of hotels to name a few…

Should anyone wishes to join but are having problems setting this up, please feel free to ask Dawn for assistance. You can set a donation reminder on your computer/mobile phone/tablet so that any time you log onto a company/retailer who assists with this scheme, a reminder notice will pop up on your screen.   (I have just raised £12.00 for the club by using Booking.com for a hotel reservation…..)

Meet the team

Adrian Dove – Technical Director/Coach

Daniel Holt – Coach

Simon Dove – Coach

Lucy Williams - Coach

Dawn Davies – Club Secretary

Tracey Williams – Welfare Officer

Coaches from other clubs:

Nicki Harris – Newbury Judo Club

 

 

Contact us

You can contact the team at Judo Club Osaka by:

 

Email :       secretary@judoclubosaka.org.uk

 

Phone:       Adrian – 07817 292685

                   Dawn – 07968 749078 – club secretary

                   Office  - 01252 332222 (with answering machine)

                  

 

In Person:  Adrian – at the Club on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri evenings

                   Dawn – at the Club on Mon, Weds and Thurs evenings

                   Tracey – at the Club on Mon, Weds and Thurs evenings

 

Sensei Adrian may be found on the mat teaching.During the day, he will be teaching in school environments, please leave a message on his phone.