- GO GOLD Athlete
- British Judo Association
- University of Bath
- Achievements from Application:
- Competing for England Judo in the Commonwealth Judo Competition in Sep 2019
This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Catmose Sports
Hopefully I will be back to training in the dojo soon as an Elite Athlete at university we are prioritised .
I have fortnightly England judo Zoom training which is good to monitor my performance
I also have training 5 times a week outside and in the gym to maintain my fitness levels.
125kg weight lifting outside - Back at university as an Elite Athlete I am able to do outdoor training
This week I have been lifting 125kg weights in my training with my strength and conditioning coach.
Its good to be training again even if its only fitness to start
Many thanks for the funding
Hi everyone its January in Lockdown
So I can train with all the equipment i need , I have gone back to University as my University house has my Gym/home training Equipment.
I am also hoping with me doing Judo as an Elite sport at University I should be able to return to training sooner.
I am having regular zoom sessions with England Judo Squad and also fitness Zoom Tests.
Stay safe everyone
I found out this week that I have maintained my place on the England Judo ETD junior Squad for 2021
I am so happy as it has been a tough year with only being able to compete before Lockdown.
It is a great to be on the England Squad as we train with the best Judoka in the country this will be my 8th year on the England squad from pre cadet - cadet and now in Juniors.
Thanks for the support
During Lockdown I bought some new weights to train with at home as I need to maintain my training schedule as much as possible.
I am running and improving my times on the runs I do
Many thanks for your support
with Lockdown2 no training in the Gym or in the Dojo but I have been very fortunate to have Equipment at home.
I have also been doing Virtual training with England Judo zoom sessions which is fantastic
We still cannot and can only train properly with same household members . I am grateful I live with a Judoka so I am able to do some Judo training but it is restrictive.
I have been doing alot of 5k runs to keep my fitness levels high it is also helpful for clearing the mind
Stay safe and Many thanks
This month we have been able to use the University dojo for fitness training which has been fantastic .
I am also doing a bit of same household training as my house is shared with some Bath university judoka friends .It is really nice to be able to train a bit.
Unfortunately there will be no competitions for a while yet but I am happy to be back in the dojo as well as being able to use all the gym facilities at the university of Bath sports training village .
thanks again for the funding and stay safe during these strange times
I am now Back in Bath ready for my 2nd year at the University of Bath studying Sports Performance and specialising in Judo as an Elite athlete.
As I am now a 2nd year the last week we had a team building exercise with the whole of the University Judo club . This was a great week and was good for everyone to be introduced to each other.
We paddle boarded, canoed, Gorge walked , slept outside in a bivvy bag and other fantastic activities it was a great week of learning new skills with our coaches .
We are still not allowed to do contact judo but the Sports training village is open for me to train and maintain my strength and conditioning programme.
Thanks again for the funding as it has helped contribute to this Team building trip
So I have finished my 1st /year at the university of Bath Studying sports performance and coaching.
I am very fortunate that I do one of the 10 ELite Sports at Bath - Judo.
This enables me to have expert training and tuition from England judo squad coaches and Olympic Coaches and enables me to train and Compete ( when not in Covid times ) proffesionally as well as Study.
Hoping I can get back to training properly soon but in the mean time its still done via Zoom or outdoor Distanced training.
thanks again for the funding it is really helpful and enables me to achieve my goals.
Zoom training meetings during Covid are really good - its a great way to stay motivated and hit targets
We are having training using this method with the University of Bath judo team and with England Judo.
While no proper training Due to Covid and Judo being a 1 to 1 contact sport
I managed to go to an outdoor distanced training session at Bishop Stortford Judo Club where some of our England judo squad coaches are.
This was great for my fitness and also to see my fellow judoka .
It is really surreal distance training but know we need to stick to distancing and following the Government guidlines.
Stay safe everyone and Many thanks to LR Sports and Rutand County Council
I have been keeping up a training schedule while I cant go to the gym - we have been having zoom coaching sessions.
It is important to maintain my weight and fitness levels so I am running and using my own equipment to train.
As judo is a one- one martial art I cant train properly and we are not sure when we can train 1-1 or start competing again but I am keeping my fitness levels up so that when we are back to 'normal' I am competition ready .
Wishing you all well in these times ,
So I am currently home from university due to the Coronavirus.
I am training often and have virtual training with my coach and fellow Judoka from Team Bath.
We still have targets to make for training and musn't let the hard work of getting our bodies to peak physical fitness for the competition season slip.
Hoping you are all well and staying safe and keeping fit in this strange ' season' we find ourselves in.
I will try and blog some of my targets that I have achieved later .
Thankyou Go Gold for funding for the 20/21 year the funding enables me to compete abroad .
Before the Covid19 lock down I was going to Bremen Germany with the English judo squad in March 2020.
I was also due to compete the European University Championships in Serbia in july 2020 after gaining Silver in the BUCS individual in February.
These events are now not going ahead but there will be other events once this situation is over.
Last weekend I competed in the BUCS the university championships in Sheffield.
I achieved Silver in the u66kg weight only losing in the final to Sam Hall one of Englands top international judoka. It was an amazing day on the Saturday.
On the Sunday I competed in the university teams comp for Team Bath as I am at the University of Bath, As a Team we got gold which is really good .
A fantastic weekend and a great result for me and the team .
I am very pleased to have been given a place on the England judo ETD junior squad.
This means that I get to train, be coached and compete with the best judoka in the country so this is really good for my judo development.
At university I have the benefit of Elite coaching and training as well , I am developing my skills for competing at Ranking competitions
Thanks for the funding again
The other weekend I competed in the British championships the Biggest competition of the year in the British calendar.
In the Junior under 66kg I didn't make it through the 2nd round but it was a good day as I was pleased with how i fought.
the following day I fought in the senior under 66kg and got through to the 2nd round which meant I ended up fighting the No1 Scottish senior , I managed to go through into Golden score and was really pleased with all my fights .
I earned a 7th Place in the seniors and gained some valuable ranking points.
this should hopefully mean I will be on the England squad again for 2020
The other weekend I attended England judo squad training at Walsall.
This is the last Squad training session of the year before the Championships 7th/8th December.
Since training full time at University as part of my Degree I felt Stronger and feel I have improved in my technique.
I am looking forward to competing in the Biggest Competition of the year this weekend the British Championships , I am competing as a Junior and have been selected by England judo to compete as a senior too as I am ranked in the top 15 of the senior men u66kg. It will be a tough but great competition and i look forward to updating you in my Blog before Christmas.
The other weekend I competed in the Welsh junior and Senior ranking Event this is the 1st Ranking event of the Competition Calendar year Sep- June.
I achieved a 7th place in juniors earning 25 ranking points. Which places me joint 6th in The junior ranking list currently.
It was a tough comp but great experience. The seniors was also good experience but no ranking points earned this time but i was pleased with my performance.
I was wild card selected for the 2019 Judo commonwealth Games in Walsall last week .
I was on Team England and fought in the u66kg Juniors. It was a tough day and I gained a 7th Place.
I am now studying sports performance at the University of Bath and am Judo training full time as an Elite Athlete at the university my course gives me the chance to earn a degree and train full time .
Next Month I will be competing in Cardiff in the Welsh Junior/ Senior champs
Many thanks for the funding.
Last weekend I competed in the Eastern area Senior competition, I stepped up to the seniors as there was no junior section this year.
I was very pleased with my performance I had some great fights it was a tough day but I earned a Bronze medal which I am very pleased about.
I also gained 50 senior ranking points which will put me 8th in senior u66kg which I am pleased about as it gives me the chance to compete in the Senior championship ( top 16 only ) in December if I choose. Although the junior contest is the day before , but it is nice to have the chance to enter .
Last Sunday I traveled to Weston super mare open competition to compete in the Senior catergory which is a ranking competition.
It was a great day I won the Gold Medal :)
I had 4 fights and all these fights ended in ippon the top score I could achieve.
I earned 100 senior ranking points which should take me to 16 position in the senior ranking even though I am still a junior.
I also earned 10 more 2nd Dan points.
Last weekend I attended a Level 1 coaching course to become a judo coach as well as a competitor.
It was a great weekend , I now need to coach 4 lessons and gain feedback to obtain my certificate.
thanks again for funding as this coaching course was self funded