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WB Camp a Huge Success
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 07:52

The WB Area's annual weekend Camp was hosted this year by Whaktane Judo Club. Around 115 Judoka attended on both days with ages ranging from 5 to 60yrs.

A full, fun program was provided (for more detail, Read More).

A massive thank you from the clubs in the WB Area to Kevin Mackey (WHA WB) and his team for their hard work in putting on this event.

 

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Great Finish To South American Tour
Monday, 23 March 2015 09:39

The NZL team in South America finished on a high note with 2 podium finishes at the PanAmerican Open in Buenos Aires.

Moira de Villiers (CAN CA) picked up another bronze medal in the -70kg category, and Jason Koster (CAN CA) lost the final of the -100kg category to place second. Darcina Manuael (GIS EC) could not get past the Argentinian opposition.

De Villiers and Koster finished the tour with 2 bronze and a silver each, and with important World Ranking points and great form heading into next month's OJU Championships.

Congratulations team!

 
Canterbury Sports Award Success
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:09

The annual Marriotts-Hadlee Canterbury Sports Awards were recently held in Christchurch with Judo well represented amongst the finalists for five categories.  Making the top three finalist in their categories were:

Jason Koster – Sports Man of the Year, Coach of the Year

Moira de Villiers -  Sports Woman of the Year

Oisin Roberts - Junior Sportsman of the Year

Can Am Ju – Club of the Year

The highlight for Judo Canterbury was Can Am Ju winning the Canterbury Sports Club of the Year award. In addition, Liz Crosbie (CAN CA) also received recognition for her long and excellent work at club, Area, and National levels.

Congratulations to all nominees. A full report follows;

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NZL Trio Continue Good Form
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 07:50

The NZL team currently touring South America have had another successful weekend - this time at the PanAmerican Open event in Montevideo.

Moira de Villiers (CAN CA) -70kg again won her pool, and then lost to the eventual champion in the semi-final, gaining bronze. Jason Koster (CAN CA) -100kg also won his pool, then lost to the eventual gold medallist and won his bronze medal fight.

Darcina Manuel (GIS EC) -57kg again lost to a Spaniard in the second round and couldn't get past the Argentian in the repecchage.

Well done team, and more valuable World Ranking points for Rio selection chances!

 
NZL Success in Chile
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 10:37

A small NZL team are currently competing in 3 international events in South America this month.

The first event was the PanAmerican Open in Santiago, Chile where Moira de Villiers (CAN CA), -70kg won her pool and semi-final, finishing with a silver medal. Jason Koster (CAN CA), -100 also won his pool, lost his semi-final to the eventual gold medallist, placing third.

Darcina Manuel (GIS EC) lost her second round fight to the eventual bronze medallist.

So congratulatuions team, and good luck for the next event.

 

upcoming events

OJU Championships
10/04/15~12/04/15
Noumea, NCL

OJU Kata Championships
12/04/15~12/04/15
Noumea NCL

Wellington Open
26/04/15~27/04/15
Wellington

Technical Directorate Meeting
03/05/15~03/05/15
Auckland

Event information is available on the documents page

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