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An inivitation is offered to all practicing judoka from Yorkshire & Humberside to the Official opening of Barnsley judo Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley.

On Sunday 15th November 2009.

The opening will be at 11.30am and will be followed by a practice session taken by Sid Askin who, with others, founded Barnsley Judo Club in the past.

For those who do not Know Sid, he now lives in Scarborough and runs ASA Judo club in the town. He was also European Wrestlng Champion and was a regular on T.V. screens during the early Saturday Wrestling shows. After the training session there will be a buffet and a general opportunity to mix with others from Judo in South Yorkshire.

From 2010 the Yorkshire and Humberside area will be running two grading events per year, one in the spring and one in the autumn.

These will be for technical kyu grades and competitive dan grades.


CHRISTOPHER SKELLEY, took part in the Hearing Impaired Section of the British Closed Special Needs Competition at Walsall on Sat. 22nd August 2009.

Weighing in the lightest by far at 93kg, Chris who is only just 16 years old, and a 16th mon, had 3 dan grades in his pool. In his first fight, he threw 19yr old current Champion Tim Marchant (West) for Ippon and his second, he held 140kg / 27yr old Craig Edward (Wales)for 25 seconds. Chris’s third fight, against 26yr old Andrew Smith of Scotland was a very close match with no score after 3 minutes, or after golden score. The judges decision was unlucky for Chris as two flags went against him. But with a silver medal awarded to him, the British coach for the Special Needs showed great interest in him.

WELL DONE Chris, we are hopefully looking forward to seeing you fight in the Europeans Special Needs.

Congratulations also goes to JENNY MORRIS who took a Silver in under 50kg category at the Lakelands Junior Open event on the same day.

The Club’s Coaches are looking forward to an exciting days judo at the Y & H Trials at Goole on 13th Sept. with 21 Competitors taking part. Seven players already represent the club on the England Squad.

Further information ring Pat or Jeff Brady on 01482 652338

Report from PAT. BRADY.


Haltemprice Judo Club practice times

Tuesday - Juniors 6pm to 7.30pm followed by Seniors 8pm to 9.30pm

Thursday – Youths and Seniors 8pm – 9.30pm

Saturday – All level Junior & Youth – 9.30am to 12noon.