Saturday, 25 May 2019
Monday, 13 May 2019
The Auckland International Open is New Zealand's premiere Judo competition. It attracts players from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
|Three competition mat areas going for two days so that 350 competitors all had an opportunity to compete.|
We only enter our most confident and competent players in this competition. This year we had four juniors fighting. Unfortunately one was injured training before the competition (but he still came and watched his team mates!)
The remaining three all got medals. We were very proud of them all. Great to see a group of competitive kids working together and doing well. Here are some photos from the day.
|Jack with his Bronze medal.|
|Bella with her Silver medal.|
|The chaos on the sideline.. Coaches, competitors, officials. This year the spectators had to remain in the seating area. This is to make sure that the sidelines are kept clear and are able to be managed.|
|More chaos on teh sideline. Part of our support crew.|
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 22:33
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
We told you Jacob and Noah our two competitive players currently residing in Sydney are back in town. It was awesome to see them on the mat and we will all be catching up again on Thursday before the competition.
A group photo with some of the crew who were on the mat on Tuesday.
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 19:31
Well Term Two has started and at both ends of the city we had classes going. At Sandringham the big news was that Noah and Jacob are back from Sydney for the Auckland International Open. Noah is not fighting (he was injured recently) but still came along to support and stopped by to help out with the kids class. Great to see a young guy willing to help out like that.
Meanwhile out in the deep south the Pukekohe crew are growing we are getting a regular crew of adults on the mat now including Jimmy Danger. Its great to see that he is staying involved and on teh mat. I'm sure that the team in town will be happy to see that he is still on the mat!
Posted by Ben Stallworthy at 02:03