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Edgewood Judo Club is
registered with the
British Judo Association,
the governing body for judo
in the UK, and has the
Sport England Clubmark
Where & When
Healdswood Community Centre
Mansfield Road
NG17 3EE
Thursday Evenings
6.00pm to 7.30pm

Club History

Club Coaches Jill West and Elizabeth Wood  formed Skegby RBL Judo Club in 1993,
and registered them with the British Judo Association (the governing body for judo in the UK)
The Club train on a Thursday evening, with members taking part in competition, grading events, training courses etc.
Midway through the year the Club achieved it's first medals at the Barlestone Judo Championships with 6 players successful.
In 1994 Elizabeth left to enlist in the Royal Navy, that left Jill to carry on running the Club
The membership started to grow, eventually attracting 30 members.
In 1999 the Club received an ''Awards For All'' Lottery Grant.
Although numbers at the Club have fluctuated over the years, progress has continued with players representing both the Nottinghamshire County & Midland Area Squads.
The highlight of which came in 2001 when Thomas Eadson achieved a bronze medal in the BJA National Championships.
In September 2003, Jill was forced to reduce her coaching roll due to injuries.
Edgewood Judo Club coach Steve Wilkins stepped in to carry on with the main coaching duties.
In 2009 the Club linked up with other Nottinghamshire Clubs to form Nottingham Judo.
This allows members the chance to train and take part in other events as part of the Nottinghamshire County Squad.
Also in 2009 the Club linked up with the Ashfield Schools Sport Partnership to deliver the sport in the local Primary Schools.
This scheme allowed pupils to take part in a 6 week introductory course held before or after school.
The scheme proved a huge success with the Club doubling it's membership.
November 2010 saw the Club achieve the Sport England Clubmark. Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs.
This award was re-validated in April 2013 and January 2017.
At the end of 2010 Jill decided to end her association with the Club. This left Steve to carry on running the Club.
There were big changes during 2012 when it was announced that the Royal British Legion was shutting down, and the Club had to find a new home.
In September the Club moved to its current location at Healdswood Community Centre.
In 2018, Sam Watson became the first judoka to go on to achieve a 1st Dan (Black Belt).
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