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2019 BUDOKAN ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT – TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER

The 2019 Annual Budokan Awards night is scheduled for Tuesday 3rd December, 6.30pm for a 7.15pm start.  There will be no training at the club on this night.

  • Pizza Alfresco (Carlo Barbarulo) has again generously agreed to sponsor the catering this year. Thanks to Carlo and Pizza Alfresco for their ongoing support of the club and this event.

RETURN OF PERPETUAL TROPHIES FOR CLUB AWARDS NIGHT

Thanks to all Budokanis who have returned the large perpetual club trophies BUT we still have a number of trophies that we need to be returned to the club. Where they have been shared between 2 athletes, please check anyway to ensure you don’t have it. Returned trophies have not been listed. PLEASE TRY TO RETURN THE TROPHIES WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. 

  • Awards for Encouragement
  • MONS Winner 2018:  KATHERINE CHEN
  • Junior Boy/Girl Winner 2018: LUCAS LUTTRELL, NICHOLAS PLATONOV                       
  • Beginner's Award                                                                                          
  • MONS Winner 2018:  ISAAC MURKINS   
  • Awards for Best Senior Boys and Girls
  • Senior Girls’ Winner 2018:  MINA WOO                                                                                                       
  • Awards for Best Cadet                                 
  • Cadet Boys’ Winner 2018:  ZACH COLMAN        
  • Awards for Best Junior Woman and Junior Man
  • Junior Woman Winner 2018: SASKIA BROTHERS

BUDOKAN BINGO (JAPAN FUNDRAISING) NIGHT – 16TH NOVEMBER

The first ever Budokan Bingo Night will be held at the club at 6.30pm Saturday 16th November. Please see the attached information sheet. Please come and have some (non-Judo) fun with your fellow club members and support this event which is targeted at Seniors and parents of Juniors and their friends. Tickets are available at the club from Kate Peake, Jo Edwards and Kerrye

BUDOKAN JAPAN TRAINING FOR JUNIORS

9 Budokan athletes and some athletes from other clubs, have been selected to participate in training at various clubs in Osaka, Japan. This has been possible with the support of Yuki Uemura, Junior Coach from Sydney University and Assistant Junior NSW Coach, who will accompany Kerrye on this trip.  Congratulations to:  Crosby Peake, Nicholas Platonov, Ali McPherson, Mina Woo, Will Zollinger, Max Zollinger, Phoenix Edwards, Ali Yuldashev and Bianca Tandean. These athletes and their parents have already undertaken fundraising activities including the Movie Night, and the upcoming Bunnings BBQ on 26th October at Northmead Bunnings and finally a Bingo Night (see next section). This is a fantastic opportunity and represents a significant challenge for these young athletes.

JUDO AUSTRALIA HIGH PERFORMANCE HUB - NSW

Judo Australia (JA) recently announced the establishment of three national Performance Hubs in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.  These Performance Hubs will provide identified and targeted athletes enhanced training environments in their home locations on a regular basis and will improve the development and quality of elite Australian athletes in these major locations. Details can be found at  https://www.ausjudo.com.au/single-post/2019/09/12/Judo-Australia-High-Performance-Hubs  We have written to some of the club’s athletes and also discussed this with others, for whom this program may be relevant and useful. Please direct any questions on this program to Rob or Kerrye in the first instance.