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Glasgow Glory
Friday, 01 August 2014 11:25

Glasgow MedalBy now you will be aware of the commendable performance of our team in Glasgow. A total of 5 medals, two 5ths and two 7th places for the team, placing us third behind England and Scotland on the total medals table.

All members of the team have been busy since the end of competition with media duties and have received praise from the media for our approachability and humbleness.

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Commonwealth Games
Monday, 14 July 2014 14:40

The majority of the NZL team to compete in the upcoming Commonwealth Games are currently in Europe training and competing as they build up to the event.

The full team meet in Glasgow on 19 July, and the Judo competition starts the day after the Opening Ceremony and runs for the first 3 days of the Games (24-26 July). We have athletes competing each day of competition.

Sky Sport will be providing coverage (at least of the finals block) and highlights. Prime will also have free to air coverage.

Regular Games news and results can be found on the NZOC website www.commonwealthgames.kiwi

We wish our team of 11 athletes all the best in their quest for Commonwealth Games medals!

For team details, including competition dates

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NZL Commonwealth Games Team
Friday, 16 May 2014 17:54

The NZOC have today announced the NZ Judo team selections for the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in July.

Those currently named are; Chanel Kavanagh (TAU WB) -48, Patti Grogan (GIS EC) -52, Darcina Manuel (GIS EC) -57, Moira de Villiers (CAN CA) -70, Adrian Leat (JNH AK) -73, Ivica Pavlinic (MET WB) -81, Mark Brewer (MOT CD) -81, Ryan Dill-Russell (JNH AK) -90, Tim Slyfield (UNI AK) -100, Jason Koster (CAN CA) -100, and Sam Rosser (WJA AK) +100.

Congratulations to those selected and we wish you all the best in your "Fight For Gold".

 
NZL Team Success at OJU Champs
Monday, 28 April 2014 10:05

Auckland hosted the 2014 OJU Championships on Saturday, and the home support proved successful for the 37 member NZL team.

Overall the team collected 31 medals, with 12 gold, 9 silver, and 10 bronze. Of particular note were the Senior Men and Women results which provided very valuable World Ranking Points to aid their selection chances for the Commonwealth Games.

The Senior Men dominated the division, winning all four titles from -81 up, and bronze in each of the other 2 categories in which we had entries. The Women picked up 2 titles, 3 silver, and a bronze.

Congratulations to all the NZL team and officials, and the local event organisers for a successful event.

A list of NZL medallists is attached.

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Medals At Queensland Open
Thursday, 13 March 2014 08:12

A number of NZ players had medal success at the Queensland International Open last weekend in Brisbane.

Congratulations to; Emma Rouse (NJC AK) silver SW-48, Meghan Robson (NJC AK) silver JW-52, Amber Porter (WAI WN) silver CW-57 and bronze JW-57, Jade Tuilaepa (NJC AK) bronze in CW-57 and JW-57, Cameron Baker (NJC AK) bronze CM-73, Ashley Porter (WAI WN) bronze JW-63, Annezka Joubert (NJC AK) silver CW-63, and Blake Platt (NJC AK) silver SB-40.

 
NZL OJU Team
Thursday, 13 March 2014 07:49

The 2014 OJU Continental Championships will be held at the North Shore Event Centre, Auckland on Saturday 26 April.

Cadet, Junior, and Senior men and women divisions, plus teams events will all compete.

Due to IJF imposed entry number restrictions, the team will be smaller than in the recent past. Please come along and support the local team and see the best in the Oceania region.

The NZL Team is attached.

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Stalwart Passes
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:53

Sadly, Willem (Bill) Slykerman passed away last weekend following heart surgery.

Bill, aged 70, was a JNZ member for over 30 years, and was the club coach for the Onslow Judo Club and, more recently, the Tawa Judo Club in Wellington.

In addition to his club involvement, Bill had been the Treasurer for Wellington Area for a lengthy period. He was a regular and successful competitor in Kata Competitions.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am and will be conducted at the Catholic church in Dr Tayloer Terrace, Johnsonville.

The Preisdent, Board of Directors, and Officers of JNZ extend our deepest sympathy to Bill's family, his club members, and the Wellington Area Judo Association.

 
Medals At ACT
Saturday, 01 March 2014 10:10

A small group of JNZ members competed recently at the ACT International Open in Canberra.

Ockert Steyn (HEN WB) won the JM-81kg category, and bronze medals went to Joy Williams (GIS EC) in SW-63, Ella Spinks (CAN CA) in JW-63 and CW-63.

Congrats to all!

 
Sad Loss For NZ Judo
Saturday, 15 February 2014 07:57

Following the untimely, tragic passiing of NZL team member Alister Leat (JNH AK) while competing overseas recently, he has been returned home and will be laid to rest in Auckland on Wednesday.

The family offer their deep felt thanks to all those in the Judo community who have provided messages of condolence and donated money to assist in bringing Alister home.

Details of the service and the account number for any further donations are attached.

Judo New Zealand extends our deepest sympathy to Alister's family and friends during this difficult time.

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Funded Holiday Program
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 08:13

Westside Judo Club in Canterbury ran a holiday programme in the second to last week of the summer school holidays in association with Families and Communities Services. 
19 children registered with many never having tried Judo before. The programme was free (funded by the Ministry of Social Development) for all the children to participate in and was run over four days. The children were taught the basics of Judo, along with self-defence techniques and how to proactively avoid placing themselves in danger of being attacked. 
The programme was a great success and the children learnt good skills and had a great deal of fun.
As an Area, Canterbury is now looking at how it can take this holiday programme model and roll it out on a regular basis through other Judo clubs within Canterbury.

 
Judo Skills Assist On The Job
Thursday, 16 January 2014 08:16

Sean Choi (MET WB) was recently required to use some of his judo skills to assist in carrying out his duties in his new role with the NZ Police, based in Hamilton.

It appears Sean used self-restraint until he was forced to take sufficient action to prevent injury to himself and members of the public.

Refer to the following link for more information;

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/9614743/Cops-judo-skills-come-in-handy

 
Canterbury Sports Awards Finalists
Thursday, 16 January 2014 08:06

A number of Canterbury members made the finals of the Sport Canterbury annual Sports Awards. The finalists were as follows;

Jason Koster (CAN CA) - Coach of the Year, Sportsman of the Year

Moira de Villiers (CAN CA) - Sportswoman of the Year

James Entwistle (CAN CA) - Young Sportsman of the Year

Canterbury 11 - 17yr Male Team - Junior Sports Team of the Year

Congratulations to all finalists.

 
2014 Rules Seminars
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:05

The IJF has introduced new rules and rule interpretations that came into effect on the 1 January 2014.

Our two IJF International Referees, Craig Bartlett and Dave Browne will attend the IJF Rules Seminar in Miami in mid January to be briefed on the changes. On their return they will hold Rules Seminars in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at the end of January to share the information gained with registered members.

As these new rules will be used at the OJU Championships in April it is essential they are understood by players, coaches, referees and officials. The JNZ Sports Commission will be considering the implementation of these changes for the 2014 domestic events calendar.

Details are as follows:

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Fight For Gold Funding
Monday, 30 December 2013 09:13

The JNZ High Performance Commission has recommended, and the JNZ Board has approved, another round of Fight for Gold funding totaling $21,000.

These funds will be used to assist our players in their training lead up to the 2014 Oceania Championships and ultimately the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The JNZ President, Dave Browne announced today that the following players will each receive $3000 - Patti Grogan, Darcina Manuel, Ivica Pavlinic, Alister Leat, Ryan Dill-Russell, Mark Brewer and Adrian Leat.

 
Seasons Greetings
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 08:46

On behalf of the JNZ Board of Directors, President, National Technical and National Business Directorates we would like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We hope you all have a safe and relaxing break before getting back to the dojo early in 2014.

A special thanks to all our volunteers who support individuals, clubs, Areas, and the National body in providing the opportunities to be involved in Judo at all levels. Without your assistance, this would not be possible.

 
Coaching Courses Well Attended
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 07:56

JNZ Club Support Commission recently held 3 Club Coaching courses at the request of Canterbury and WBOP Areas.

Canterbury held both a Level 1 and Level 2 course at the Mairusu Kai dojo in Rangiora, and 23 applied for the Level 1 Assistant Club Coach course held in Tauranga.

Anyone interested in attending any of the JNZ provided technical and/or coaching courses should advise their Area Director so that these can be arranged. These programs are not scheduled, but organised "on demand".

 
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