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2011 Nationals - President's Message
Saturday, 09 April 2011 08:45

As you are all aware the earthquake in Christchurch has caused us to re-evaluate the appropriateness of holding the 2011 National Championships in Christchurch. I would like to thank all of you who took the time to give me your views on the matter.

From this feedback it was quite apparent that many would not attend the Nationals if it remained in Christchurch. Added to this is the uncertainty over accommodation because of infrastructure issues.

After discussion with the local Christchurch people the decision has been made to shift the event to Auckland who were due to hold it next year. Canterbury Area will now be the venue for the 2012 National Champs.

To acknowledge the tragedy in Christchurch and the impact on the local judo fraternity entry fees for the Nationals for all Christchurch judo clubs will be covered by Judo New Zealand.

The venue for the 2011 Nationals will be the North Shore Events Centre and because of the Rugby World Cup Final will be held one week later than originally scheduled. The new dates will be the 29th and 30th of October, 2011.

I am aware some of you have have already paid for tickets to Christchurch. If you experience difficulty getting changes or refunds from the airline I am happy to supply a letter to support your request.

Kind regards

Dave Browne

President - Judo New Zealand




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