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Cadet and Junior Asian Cups – Hong Kong

Well done to Saskia Brothers who won a Bronze medal in Hong Kong last weekend (14 – 15 July) at the Cadet Asian Cup. She defeated her first opponent from Hong Kong by Ippon, lost to Korea by Ippon and then beat domestic rival Maria Swan from WA by Ippon with a counter technique for the Bronze. Saskia also competed in the Junior Women’s category (Junior Asian Cup) where she placed 5th beating Jones (NZL) by Ippon and then losing to Taipei by Ippon. In the Bronze match, she was thrown with 2 Wazaris by Thailand. Zach Colman competed in the same event. In Cadets he placed 5th beating his Hong Kong opponent and then lost to the Czech Republic and then to his UAE opponent in repechage.  In Junior Men, Zach lost his first match and then his repechage match to Hong Kong opponents.


Nathan departed for Europe tonight and we wish him well for a successful international competition and training block. His schedule is:27 - 29 July: Zagreb (Croatia) Grand PrixTraining camp in Slovenia10 – 12 August: Budapest (Hungary) Grand PrixTraining block at Papendal, Netherlands (approx. 2 weeks)Training block at Munich, Germany (approx. 2 weeks)20 – 27 September: Senior World Championships, Baku (Azerbaijan)We wish Nathan some great performances and success in these series of competitions as well as productive and enjoyable training blocks and look forward to seeing him back home at the end of September. Unfortunately, Josh was not selected by the JFA for the Senior World Championships this year -  I will not go into how we feel about that. With his recovery continuing at the current rate, Josh plans to compete in the Bratislava (Slovakia) Senior European Cup (1 – 2 September) and also have a training block before either returning for Sydney International (23 September) or continuing with some other international events such as the Glasgow (Scotland) European Open (6 – 7 October) and the Cancun (Mexico) Grand Prix (12 – 14 October) or the Malaga (Spain) European Cup (20 – 21 October) before coming home. Will keep you posted.


Judo NSW has posted the notice for our main club-hosted MONS and Junior competition on the Judo NSW website. Entries are now available on-line and close on Wednesday 1st August. This competition is a must for all eligible athletes from Budokan. We have had fantastic new medals made for our Budokan events so all our MONS and Juniors should be looking to participate, both to get a great experience on home turf and also to be in the running for these awesome medals. Please reserve this date to support the club.We need lots of help as well.  As Saturday 4th August is Junior Development Squad at the Armory at Silverwater, we will try to do some of the set-up on Thursday night.  A sheet has been placed on the table at the club so you can add your name to express interest as a volunteer for many of the jobs needed to be done.  It's going to be a great day!


The next NSW Junior Development Squad training will be held on Saturday 4th August at 2.00pm for testing and 3.00pm – 5.00pm for training at the Armory, Silverwater. All Juniors and Cadets planning to compete in next year’s Nationals should attend.  There will be no Saturday Club training in this day. However, Seniors can train at the Development Squad session. We will also need to set-up for Sunday’s club competition, either at 3.00pm or after the Junior Development session is completed (TBA).  Please see Rob to ask how you can help.


Term 3 of Budokan’s Wednesday MONS session and the Wednesday and Friday Dinos sessions commence this week: Wednesday 25th July and Friday 27th July. No pre-registration needed for new students – just arrive 15-20 minutes early to cover paperwork.  Start time for Dinos is 5.15pm Wednesday and 10.15am Friday and for MONS 6.00pm Wednesday.  Term 3 sessions will continue through to Friday 28th September.