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National Judo Session

National Judo Session

JudoScotland will be holding the next National Judo ‘Come Together’ session at Ratho on Sunday 17th May 2015 and invite interested players and coaches interested to come along and try judo.

This session is open to all athletes with a disability and all levels are welcome.  Cost £4.

For information and to book your place, please call Stephen J Somerville on 07595 710 470, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the JudoScotland development team on 0131 333 2981.

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ParaSport Stars - Sports session for young people with a physical disability

ParaSport Stars - Sports session for young people with a physical disability

ParaSports Stars - a sports club for athletes with a physical disability.

Lothian Disability Sport are working in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure, Edinburgh Active Schools and Scottish Disability Sport to offer an exciting opportunity for school aged young people with a physical disability from the Edinburgh and the Lothian region.

These sessions will begin on Friday 24th April at Forresters/St Augistine's Community Sports HUB, Edinburgh (2.00pm - 4.00pm) and run every Friday until the end of the school term - a 9 week programme.

During the 9 week programme, Athletics, Badminton, Wheelchair Basketball, Judo and Fencing will be delivered from a number of experienced coaches.

If you are interested in this opportunity and to book a place on this programme, please contact Edinburgh Leisure on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0131 458 2167.

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Disability Judo Volunteering Opportunity

Disability Judo Volunteering Opportunity

Would you like to volunteer and gain experience working with athletes with a disability?

Forrester Disability Judo Hub is a JudoScotland Workforce Development Project based at Forrester/St Augustine's Community Sports Hub. The vision of this project is to create opportunities for coaches and volunteers to gain experience working with people of all ages, with physical, sensory or learning disabilities.  By creating a strong workforce, the aim is to enhance the participation and opportunities in judo for athletes with disabilities throughout Scotland.
 
At Forrester, judo has something for everyone and each participant’s motivation to join in may differ: to get fit and healthy, to meet new friends or to learn new skills. Whatever the reason, the coaches aim to make every class as enjoyable and beneficial as possible for all those who take part and help build self-confidence, promote self-discipline and improve fitness and physical literacy.
 
The main goal is to be as inclusive as possible and allow everyone the time to grow in the different avenues of participation. If it’s competitions that appeal, these players will be prepared and nurtured through an array of fun, skill-based activities and the progressive technical syllabus. Competing is not for everyone, so all classes are just great fun and take place in an environment where everyone can learn and progress through the grades at their pace.
 
Whatever appeals most, JudoScotland concentrates on teaching the important culture of the sport of judo and encourage the athletes to be humble, whilst the coaches and volunteers respect and appreciate the individuality of all.

JudoScotland is looking for volunteers to help create a challenging and fun-packed atmosphere at the weekly sessions. No prior judo knowledge is required; however, strong people skills would help.

These fantastic opportunities would best suit those who enjoy engaging with and inspiring the next generation; our motto is ‘Ganbatte’ - ‘Try Your Best’!

Hub Sessions

EVERY THURSDAY
Forrester/St Augustine's Community Sports Hub, Edinburgh
6.30pm – 8.30pm for volunteers

Disability Awareness Block – New Participants

Following the success at Forrester Hub, JudoScotland now look to work in partnership with SDS to develop a similar project in Fife. The aim of this new project is to introduce novice participants with disabilities to judo and thereafter encourage them to become involved in local clubs with local coaches.

Wednesday, 25th of February x 5 weeks
Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre, Glenrothes
5.00pm – 6.00pm for volunteers
Suitable for: 14years +

If you require any more information phone Stephen on 07595 710470; alternatively, please call the JudoScotland Development Team on 0131 333 2981.
 

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National Disability Judo Session

National Disability Judo Session

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With 2014 ending on a high, JudoScotland would like to invite you to the first National Disability Judo Session of 2015.  The session is open to all athletes with a physical, sensory or learning disability and are beneficial for both experienced athletes and newer athletes who may be wishing to give judo a try.

 
We believe judo offers something for everyone and each participant’s motivation to attend the national sessions may indeed differ; to get fit and healthy, to meet new friends or to learn new skills.  Whatever the reason, our coaches aim to make the sessions as enjoyable as possible whilst helping to build self-confidence, promote self-discipline and improve fitness & physical literacy.
 
JudoScotland asks all club coaches, players and partners to share this information with all concerned; please help spread the word of #JudoInclusion
 
If you would like to discuss further, please contact Stephen Somerville by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 07595 710470; alternatively, please call the Development Team on 0131 333 2981.

 

Addiotionally, please see the information below relating to a local opportunity in the sport.  This session will run weekly at Forrester & St Augustine Community Sports HUB, from 6-7pm.  

The session is open to athletes with a physical, learning disability or sensory impairment from 8 years and above.  All ability levels are welcome.

Details of Forrester HUB Inclusive Judo sessions.

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This section will include all the latest news and updates on disability sport across the Lothian region - information on Regional and National events can be found in the Event Section of the website.

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