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2013 news

Christmas Party Photos

Click the photo to the right and you'll be taken to the 2013 SAJC Christmas Party gallery page.

Many thanks to Gemma, Ceris, and all the other who organised this fantastic social event.

It was a LOT of fun!
2013, Dec, Xmas Party

BJA British Open Kata Championships

On Sunday 24th November, the BJA Open Kata Championships in Croydon were attended by five kata pairs from our club.

See the results and medal photo here

Club Championships and Awards

On Sunday 1st Dec 2013 the Club Championships were held.

Championship results, and photos, are here.

The Club Award winners, and photos, are here.

BJC Closed Nationals

On the weekend of 17th November a convoy of cars headed from St Albans to Hereford on a mission to bring back a horde of medals.

Click here to find out if they were successful!

Competition results

Please see the following pages, they contain our latest competition results...

BJC Welsh National Championships Results

Click here to see our club's results.

Sensei Alf Hopkins Summer School

Click the group photo on the left to be taken to our new gallery page containing approx 40 photos from the Summer School.

Many thanks to Sensei Alf Hopkins, the other instructors, and all the helpers both on and off the mat for making this event such a success.

Stock clearance T Shirts from BJC Open Nationals 2013

Now only £4.00 including postage and packing!!

Click on the image to the right to get a closer look at the T Shirts. The front says "BJC Open Judo Championships, Arena Sports Kettering, 5 May 2013", and the back says, "Competitor 2013".

Sizes remaining are 7-8 years, X large, and XX large.

To purchase contact BJC Head Office on 01692 580900

Summer grading and BBQ

Click here to see a report about our 2013 summer grading and BBQ

British Schools National Kata Championships

Results for the above are now on this page.

Kata is becoming more and more popular at St Albans Judo Club, and the Friday class numbers keep going up and up. The next Kata competition will be in November, so why not join the class and give it a go?

Hertfordshire Schools Championships

Our results for the above competition are posted here - thanks to Emma for writing this up.

BJC AGM 2013

The Annual General Meeting of the British Judo Council was held on 7th July 2013 at the Novotel, Coventry, CV6 6HL

SAJC would like to congratulate instructor Bob Cleevely who was successfully re-elected. Thanks to all who voted for him!

AGM 2013

St Albans Judo Club 2013 Annual General Meeting

Was held on Saturday 15th June at 2 p.m.

Many thanks to all who came along and voted!

Competition results

More incredible attendance and results for St Albans Judo Club members are now posted for...

Herts Area BJC Closed Championships

and the Shizentai Rumble.

BJC National Open Championship

Fantastic competition results keep coming for the Judoka of St Albans Judo Club!

Click here to see our latest haul from the above, very tough, competition which was held on 5th May 2013.

Leicester Area Open Competition

 Results for this competition, which was held on 27th April 2013, are now on this page along with a write up of the event.

Leicester Southfields Open Championships

Results for the above, held on 23rd February 2013, are now posted on this page.

March grading

Our most recent club grading was held on Saturday March 16th.

Congratulations to everyone who took part! The dojo was full to the brim with Judoka who now have well deserved extra tabs/ new belts.

A copy of the group photo, taken after the awards, will be posted soon.

Spring clean

Many thanks to all who turned up on Sunday 17th March 2013 to give the dojo a really thorough clean.

British Judo Council Awards 2012

The club had great success at the awards night which was held on 2nd March 2013 at Charing Cross Hotel, The Strand, London.

Victoria Cleevely and Thomas Lish won the achievement award for Kata.

Paige Rowlatt won the BJC Junior squad member of the year.

Paddy Lish received The Lord Tope Prize along with his fellow nominees in the Judoka with special needs category.

Congratulations also to Bob Cleevely, Darren Rolph, Diane Paveley and Lucy Day who received certificates for being short listed in their respective categories. Thanks to everyone who voted.

 Click on the image above to enlarge

Position Nominee
Coach of the Year (Junior) Darren Rolph
Primary/Junior Judoka of the year Victoria Cleevely
Achievement award to Judoka with Special needs Paddy Lish
Achievement award in Kata Thomas Lish/ Victoria Cleevely/ Bob Cleevely
Non- Judoka Volunteer of the year Diane Paveley
Junior Squad member of the Year Paige Rowlatt/ Victoria Cleevely/ Lucy Day
Official of the Year Darren Rolph

BJC Kata Tournament

Results and photos for the above are on this page.

South Hertfordshire Children's University

St Albans Judo Club has become a learning destination for "Children's University", an exciting initiative that encourages and rewards children aged 7-14 for taking part in high quality learning opportunities outside school hours.

Many children in St. Albans and the surrounding areas have now joined the Children's University and will be collecting credits in their 'passport to learning' working towards their first certificate. Every Judo session attended counts towards this goal (please bring your passport!)

Click the logo on the left for more info.