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The Fundraiser was a great success and congratulations and thanks go to Sue Leishman for coordinating and manning another worthwhile Bunnings BBQ fundraiser.  Over $1300 in proceeds will go towards the Budokan members selected to the NSW State Team for the 2018 Nationals.  We hope that we haven’t missed out anyone who took time out on Sunday last week but at the risk of doing so (let me know if we did), thank you so much to:Alainya and Matt Zollinger, Dave Colman, Romanna Luo, Chang Woo, Ann Hao, Eugene Platonov, Jamie McCreddon, Jo and Damien Edwards, Kelly and Gary McPherson, Cam, Emma and of course Sue Leishman, Kate and Gary Peake, Dale Keogh, Rita and Sam Vumbaca, Dana Brothers, Ming Lei, Peter Jennings, Karen Mogilin and Kerrye Katz.This is quite a labour intensive activity and we need many good workers to make the day a success.  Thank you so much for your support and we hope to recruit many new families to these activities in the future.


Our Budokan Movie Night was a terrific success, both as a social night and a fundraiser. Thanks to Andras for coordinating the evening.  After expenses, the club raised over $1000 which will go toward to financial support that the club will provide the its members participating in the 2018 Nationals. Thanks again for everyone’s support, in particular to Andras Koltai for coordinating the event! We will do one more this year around September - October.


26 Budokanis competed in the Central Coast Open, the final selection event for the 2018 State Team to the Nationals. They won 17 medals:  8 Gold, 5 silver, and 4 Bronze medals! This was a great turnout from the club and a great opportunity to have one last competition before State Squad starts and we build up to the Nationals. Athletes should never underestimate the value and benefit of any competition and the possible lessons learned and experience gained. Well done to Clarissa and Jacinta Vumbaca on taking up the challenge of competing in your first event and showing a lot of potential. Special mention to Casey Eamer who had no opposition in her Special Needs division and competed in Senior Women U/78kg winning a match against a Green Belt and losing to 2 black belts and a brown belt. Amazing Judo in U/27kg Senior Boys division with Crosby Peake, Nicholos Platonov and Sean Goldthorpe showing some incredibly mature Judo way beyond their years and some really spirited matches. Thanks to Dale, Andras, Amber and Nathan who helped us coach all our athletes. Thanks always to Lubo Petr for refereeing during the day and to our positive and supportive families who came to provide enthusiastic encouragement to our competing athletes.


The classes are growing slowly and we have bought some great new equipment to make the sessions even more creative and interesting for our youngest Budokan members.Term 2 commences:  WEDNESDAY 2nd May at 5.15 – 6.00PM and FRIDAY 4th May 10.15 - 11.00AM.  The term runs for 10 weeks and ends on 4th & 6th July.  Cost is $140/term which allows your child to participate in either or both of the Wednesday and Friday sessions.  Judo NSW annual “Mini-Kids” registration is also required at a cost of $45. Registration is via the Judo NSW website.  A Budokan Dino Kit is provided to each child (comprising a Dino T-Shirt, Pencil Case, pencils, tattoo and car sticker)For further information please ring: KERRYE 0416235816 or AMBER 0434038340.  The Dino Kids Flyer for Term 2 is attached with this newsletter.  Please copy and circulate it to anyone who may be interested. Additional copies are available at the club.