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Firstly, I would like to thank parents, players, officials and committee members

for their support throughout 2013. There have been a number of initiatives

from the BJA which have changed how we apply our selves to the sport of

Judo. As a group we have also had to overcome the death of Peter Simpson

who worked tremendously hard in making competitions a success. With the

help of our home-grown referees and competition officials we have managed

to keep our competitions up to date with national changes.

Once again, we can see the good results from players who have dedicated

themselves to the improvement in skills and fitness. These achievements

come from the long hours of dedication put in by players and coaches at all

levels throughout the Area. The provision for coach revalidation in the Area

has been maintained as well as an open approach for coaches and players

to participate in the Area's excellence program. The training courses for

coaches and players have been maintained this year and we hope to be able to

organise them again during next year.

The Area with the help of governing body technical officers are trying to

encourage more participation at County level. We know from experience that

it is there where it all starts.

The Y&H Web site has been a success throughout the year and we feel it is an

essential form of communication for everyone active within the Area.

The Y&H Area is only as good as the people participating in it and I hope we

will all continue making it a success in 2014.



Most coaches are now submitting the correct grade registration fees, thank you all for your support on this.

However, some coaches are submitting £10 for under 8 years old judoka. The fee for under 8’s is £7.50. We are refunding coaches but it all takes time.

We are drafting a grade registration form with columns to make recording fees easier, but in the meantime whilst using up old forms we are attaching stickers to indicate new fees. The office have also sent out information to all clubs with their annual renewal docs.


David Horton-Jones
National Promotions and Gradings Manager

Grading process info from 1st October 2013

Grading fees from 1st October 2013


Horncastle Judo Club recently had some assistance from a group of teenagers on the Citizenship Programme who volunteered to redecorate the building the Judo club uses. They successfully sourced materials by asking local businesses for donations.

One of the young men involved, who has already battled with cancer twice, asked if the Judo club could help raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Horncastle Judo club agreed to this request and will be holding a fundraising day on 23rd November 2013, 1100hrs to 1600hrs. There will be a Judo session 1400hrs to 1600hrs with a £2 donation per person which includes a Lincolnshire hotdog or cheeseburger.

All proceeds from the day will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Contact Trevor Jacklin (01507 522482) with any queries.

Horncastle youth centre
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