Summer News

                                    THOMAS DEACON JUDO CLUB

                                          SUMMER NEWS LETTER

Following the success of Christopher Payne in gaining the grade first Dan (Black Belt) on the 20th May this year displaying his skill, knowledge and experience congratulations.

On Saturday 11th of June Wayne Poulter went over to Bedford to take part in a Dan grading hoping to achieve his Black Belt. He won two contests to enable to enable him to take a line-up, this is where has to face three opponents, one after the other without a break, and win every contest with the maximum score, we are delighted to tell you Wayne achieved this in great style.

Well done to both of you, having two new First Dan’s in the club is great news it is a pleasure to see all your hard work pay off and for you both and for you both attain your goal.

On Sunday 12 June four of our seniors went to Thetford to a competition. Nicky Rogers got gold after an amazing day, he won each contest by Ippon (Maximum points), and excellent day Nicky you were Unstoppable.

Julian Catto got silver. Julian had the most amazing Ippon throw we have seen for a long time, a text book set up and a brilliant Ippon throw.

Matt Horne and Richie Mctell both got a bronze. Matt showed Great Spirit and great potential for his next competition. He fought against much heavier opponents as they amalgamated different weight groups.

Richie I have to take my hat off to after only doing approx 12 weeks of judo, not knowing the contest rules and having the commands translated for him, he fought his heart out. Both players displayed good judo.

Well done to all our players a fantastic weekend excellent results well done boys.


The last training session before the summer break is the 20th July 2016

The club will reopen for training on the Wednesday 7th September 2016

All training times as normal.

Future events

Sunday 3rd July 16 Littleport Green and under open competition

20th November 16 Coaching Master Class with Colin Oates (Olympian) followed by a refereeing update with Mark Waterhouse and Colin Oates. This is a revalidation event for coaches.

27th November 16 Littleport youth and senior open with a Competitive Dan Grading.

I have been told that later on in the year the area is to host a team’s championships I hope that as a club we can enter 1 or 2 teams in this event.

We hope that you all have a nice summer holiday

Best wishes

Angela, Jemma, Allen, Chris and John