2015 Has been an awesome year for Yuukan Judo Club members.
We started off the Year with the ACT International Open and ended with the ACT Hills tournament.
Amelie, Rylan, Eva and Penny all competed at the 2015 National titles and we had many members compete at local tournaments,
Michael, Drew, Ottis, Emily, Jennifer, Christabella, Jono, Bodin, Raedon, Zaq and Cammy. We are proud of you all, it is a massive step to start competing.
Other members who did not compete but have been a huge contribution to our club training are Henderson, Blaed, Eva, Lily, River, Mitchell, Chelsea, Jet, Micki, Bella, Jake, Jack, Jessica, Noah
Our club also had many new members who have settled in nicely to our "judo family".
Our Christmas Party was held on the 5th December at the Racecourse Beach Caravan Park. We always have an awesome time playing in the pool and on the equipment, especially the jumping pillow. But this year, the weather was absolutely awesome and we could not have asked for a more perfect summers day.
Our raffle was another huge success, Thanks to everyone who contributed with their prizes for both the food hamper as well as the Pamper Hamper. It is always great to have so many prizes.. however, next year we might take Christabellas name out.. i think she seemed to take out most of the prizes.
Special thanks to :-
Kristy, who again received prizes for us to give away from Southern Man and Rip Curl. The skateboard and wallets were awesome.
Valerie for her MyPatch quilt (This is just the most wonderful handmade quilt)
Zora for the essential oils and aromatherapy package - this was a perfect pamper raffle prize.
All the kids wait in anticipation for the Presentation, so this year we didn't make them wait until the end, we had it just after lunch.
All our members deserve to be recognised, but there can only be 4 main Yuukan Judo Club Trophies.
The winners for 2015 Awards are:-
Jodoka of 2015
"JUDOKA OF THE YEAR"
This award is for the person who gets the most points in the club at competitions, the points are added up at the end of the year for the places (10 Gold, 8 Silver, 6 Bronze, 4 Participation) any member in our club can be in the running for this award.
Our club competition players are the reason why we have club training, these members need to come to training and practice what they need to do when they get on the mat to compete. The judoka of the year award is to reward the dedication and commitment it takes for this player to continue to step on the mat and strive to be the best that they can be.
This years winner is Amelie,
She is successfully achieving in judo, not only at club level, but local, International, State and National.
She was nominated again this year for the junior girls award for JFA NSW.
This year, Amelie has gone to too many competitions for me to list, but, she has placed in every single one, most of the time winning the gold medal.
She is one of the most hard working competitors at training and trains with the senior members, sometimes, because of her ability and willingness to train hard, we forget that she is only 11.
We are so very proud of you Amelie, you are a true inspiration to other members, not only in our club, but also in Australian Judo.
2015 Yuukan Perpetual Trophy -
"THE PERPETUAL TROPHY AWARD"
The trophy that every one should be striving to achieve.
This award is just for the competition players, Competition players achieve and strive not only at a club level but on a level within NSW State, International and National.
This knowledge and experience can not be taught or shown at a club level and these members experience achievement, self growth and gratitude that can only be shared with other competition players.
With this experience also comes understanding of the commitment and dedication that is needed to stand on a mat face to face with another competitor, that unless you have been in that situation you can not share with anyone else, the nerves, the hope that you have trained hard enough and long enough, the excitement of the Adrenalin that only other competitors can feel and understand.
There is a mutual respect between the competition players, especially at training, because each member needs a partner (uke) to train with and needs to rely and trust in that partner that they will train with them to keep them competing, this comradeship means they know that when they go to competitions they have someone on the side of the mat who will cheer and be there just for them.
This encouragement and friendship stays with them forever, they know that they are not alone and this is how, a simple thing as our judo club becomes an extended family.
The competition players are a huge asset to our club, these members are the ones that inspire our club members and are continually challenging these members to be the best that they can be. Without these members the other members would plateau and our club become stag-net. Without these members our club could not grow and there would no longer be a need for a judo club. This award, although we can not give to every competition player, deserves an award for being part of this comradeship.
This years winner is Rylan,
He has shown all these qualities. He competed at local, International as well as state and national level, he comes to training days, as well as while in the club, he is always willing to help with the other members.
He is there on the side line cheering and yelling for our Yuukan members, when at training, he makes sure he is a good uke and partner for anyone who trains with him. For these reasons, He is a well deserved winner of the 2015 Perpetual Yuukan Judo Club award.
Well Done Rylan.
2015 Most improved Player
"Most improved AWARD"
This is an award for not only talent within judo but also because of having a great character and continuous efforts to better oneself as an individual, every one in the club can strive for this award.
When you come into judo and sit still and listen to what is being taught, for the member who does not question what they are learning but just gets in and gives it a go, asks questions when they are unsure of what is being taught but is willing practice and learn, they compete in competitions but they are also content with club training and take in everything that they can. We take notice. We watch and see who is paying attention and who is not. We see who wants to learn, who is learning and using these techniques and who is not.
This years award goes to Emily,
She has competed in local as well as ACT competitions, She trains hard and when at the club continues to help out each player she trains with, she pays attention and wants to learn and uses what she learns both in class and at tournaments. Congratulations Emily, 2015 has been a great year for you and your judo.
2015 Overall Yuukan Club award
This AWARD is for anyone who comes to club training and participates on the mat.
We understand that members can not get to competitions and some don't want to compete, so this award is for the member who we feel has the ability in our club, the one we feel shows dedication and commitment to our club and the one who has been the one with the biggest self growth in our club.
This award is to encourage the member to continue their commitment and willingness to learn within the club and use what they learn in training and on our mat to grow with the challenges that our competition players brings to our training.
They don't complain and they take the challenge and use it as their own experience to create their own growth.
This years winner is Henderson.
He comes to training every week and is a quiet achiever.
We very rarely hear anything from him, he never complains, he is always ready and when he is not on the mat, his absence is noticed straight away.
He is extremely hard working and extremely talented, we have loved watching him gain the confidence within himself and use this on and off the judo mat, his confidence has grown and we are so proud of him.
Well done Henderson, keep up the great work
The Mons, Boys and Girls encouragement awards, different to the points this year, we decided that this award would be given to members who we felt have been exceptional members as a whole in our club.
2015 encouragement awards were extremely difficult this year, as we had many members who give their best, but unfortunately we could only give one award for each division.
2015 Competition medals
2015 Club Training medals
tally of the
10 points for Gold
8 points for Silver
6 points for Bronze
4 points for participation
1 point for training and development day
At the end of the year points are added up and the "Yuukan Judo Club Judoka of the Year" is presented to the highest points.
Click here for the results and tally