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BUNNINGS BBQ FUNDRAISER – 27TH MAY

Please reserve a few hours on Sunday 27th May to volunteer your time to support our annual Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser. This fundraiser will support the athletes who with represent Budokan and NSW at the 2018 National Championships.  Sue Leishman is the Budokan coordinator for the day and in the next few weeks will advise a roster which will allow you to pick a block of time on the day.

BUDOKAN MOVIE NIGHT – 19TH MAY

Please reserve Saturday night 19th May for a fun-filled night of movies on the big screen on the mat at the club. We have run a number of these nights over the last few years and they are very popular. Please come and bring bean-bags, pillows and chairs or lie on the crashmats under a blanket. You will get to see some great movies, eat some sausage sandwiches and catch up with all your Budokan buddies.  Tickets are available at the club.  Coach Andras Koltai is coordinating this event.  Please see attached flyer for all details.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE

Good luck Josh and Kyle!        We wish safe and fruitful overseas journeys to Josh Katz who leaves this Friday for a month training block in Japan leading up to the Nationals and the Hohhot (China) Grand Prix (30th June), and also to Kyle McIndoe who departs in a week for some training in Munich leading into the Junior European Tour which covers the Senior European Cup in Sarajevo (Bosnia) (5th May) and the Kaunas (Lithuania) Junior European Cup (12th May). All the best for these trips boys!!

2018 Oceania Continental Union Championships, 6-8th April, Noumea NCL - RESULTS

 5 of our 6 Budokan National Team athletes ended up competing at the 2018 Oceania Continental Union (OJU) Championships in New Caledonia in 7 categories last weekend (6th to 9th April). Unfortunately Nathan sustained an injury which will put him out of action for a while and he had to withdraw from this event. We wish him well on his road to recovery. Congratulations to our 5 competing athletes who won 4 Gold and 3 Silver medals. Individual results follow:Cadets – Zach Colman (60kg) – SilverSaskia Brothers (63kg) – GoldEmma Leishman (70kg) - SilverJunior Men/Women – Kyle McIndoe (66kg) - GoldEmma Leishman (70kg) - SilverSenior Men/Women – Josh Katz (60kg) - GoldNathan Katz (66kg) – withdrew injured before the competitionKyle McIndoe (66kg) - Gold

2018 NSW STATE TITLES – 8TH APRIL – RESULTS

10 STATE CHAMPIONS!        Congratulations to the 26 Budokan athletes who competed in 31 divisions at the NSW State Titles winning 20 medals: 10 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze. Special mention to those who competed for the first time or at this level for the first time – taking on the challenge of competing is a major milestone and by taking this step, you learn to face all challenges and this pushes you to do better in everything you do - well done to Lynne McCredden who competed for the first time and to Jaeda Liao, Jessica Barbin, Nicholas Platonov, Junkai Wang, Peter Cheon and Artin Ebadi Mehr who competed for the first time at this level. Full results follow. As the results haven’t yet been published, please advise if any corrections are needed (and apologies if this is the case). Results were particularly impressive given that we had 5 athletes (and potentially 12 more divisions) at OJU, as well as Nathan, Cameron, Liam and Logan out with injuries. This could have given us 37 athletes competing in 49 divisions and many more medals.      We really stepped up with a great representation of competition volunteers and we are very grateful to the following Budokanis (please advise if we left out anyone):Franz Tandean (refereeing), Jo Edwards, Chang (Wesley) Woo, Suzie Tandean, Cathy Roach, Kelly McPherson, and Anna Yuldashev.  Photo: Rob Katz, Kerrye Katz, Lynne McCredden - State Champion (special needs)