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CD Development Camp
Thursday, 27 April 2017 13:33

Nelson Judo Club & Central Districts Area Judo held a Judo Development Camp (primarily for 9-14 year olds) at Nelson Boys College, Nelson between 20 - 23 April 2017.

It was a great success with over 90 judoka attending from 6 clubs nationally – NEL CD, BLN CD, MOT CD, GRA CD, along with NJS AK and WJC CA.

The last question in the final Q&A session was: "are we going to hold another camp this year?" – a great closing comment.


Congratulations to all those who took part, and especially those who organised and ran the program.


There was first class coaching by an experienced team of coaches from all Clubs including Johan Boshoff (NJS AK), Mark Nugent & Nick Draper (WJC CA), Shayne Jacks (BLN CD), John Maxwell (NEL CD), Thorben Hoffschneider (NEL CD), Melody Johnson (CHR CA), Stefan Heinrich (MOT CD), and Ruth Lewinski (1st dan from the USA).

Many judoka stayed at the College boarding house and others were kindly billeted by Nelson families.   In addition to the judo, the camp was also held to foster interclub relationships within the judoka, so a number of activities were put on including a BBQ and film evening, visit to Vertical Limits climbing activity centre and pizza evening, and a fun picnic and finish on Tahunanui Beach.

Well done to all involved in organising, running and coaching at the camp, with particular thanks to Anita Hammett (NEL CD).


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