Patchway is the first judo club in South Gloucestershire and Bristol County to achieve the British Judo Silver Club Mark award, & the 2nd in the whole of the Western area!

Patchway Players, from Novice to 3rd Dan.


Yokoso (Welcome!)...

Prof Jigoro Kano

Patchway Judo club prides itself on being a family club.

The club provides the opportunity for young people and adults to make new friends and keep active in a fun and safe environment. Best of all, family & friends of judo players are welcome to take part in all of the club activities & events.

The club was only the second in the whole of the South West to achieve Silver Clubmark award.

One of the secrets of our success is that the coaches have come through the club as players over the years. Our club aim is to help young people & adults to learn judo, build self confidence, self esteem & improve co-ordination and ultimately be the "best they can be".

Patchway Judo club is committed to helping children reach their full potential, whether they are competitive or recreational players, whatever their ability; ultimately, to become happy confident young people!


Professor Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo said, "Judo is a teaching for life itself and with it we learn to overcome the pitfalls and obstacles of everyday living" and his words still ring true. A man of great vision, Kano summed up Judo by saying "it is the way to most efficiently use one's mental and physical strength. By training, one should discipline and cultivate the body and spirit through the practice of techniques of offence and defence, thereby to master the essence of Judo. And, by these means, it is the ultimate goal of Judo to build oneself up to perfection and thereby benefit the world."

Club Headline News
New star interclub

Our Under 8's and Over 8's at New star interclub, we came second in the interclub, well done all.


Engage Festival October 17th


We are doing taster sessions and a display at this event.



Bristol Closed

Here is the entry form for the Bristol CLOSED event on Sunday 11th October at Ashton Park school.

Support Bristol County Judo by entering the Bristol Closed.


Bank Holiday Picnic.


After surveying who was about for judo on 29th August, we have decided to cancel the session and have a family picnic / BBQ at Blaise Castel instead.


Going to meet from 12pm onwards, on the grass just up from the cafe, Luke is bringing a gazebo, if anyone else has one, please bring along. Toddy is brining BBQ and club is providing burgers/ hot dogs. If you can let me know if you plan to come so we know roughly how many to bring!


We will take cricket / rounders etc for some fun the park.

Hope to see you all there, everyone welcome, please spread the word.


Judo is on as normal on. Thursday 27.

2015 Summer Trip

Over 60 players and their families went on a coach trip to Lyme Regis. 8 hours on the beach, playing games building sand castles, tunnels and nearly everyone went in the sea, at least for a paddle!


Midland Area Age Banded & Senior open

Sunday 17th May saw us in Walsall for the Midland age band and seniors compaction.

Mac, Finley and Alex all took bronze in their weight groups

Well done to Kieran, Mark and Aiden for fighting on the day.



Charlie Grades up to First dan.

Charlie is awarded his Black belt. Well done.!.


2014 Club Awards


Male player of the year

Joseph Clark

Male player of the year

Finley Norton

Player of the year

Sasha Foxon

Female player of the year

Bethany Kingsley

Female player of the year

Josie Sparks

Ambassador of Judo

Alex Bright

Most improved

Evelyn Briscoe

Most improved

Oscar Norton

Most improved

Connor Madden / Neil McCarthy


Spirit of Judo

Mack Todd

Spirit of Judo

Mark Todd

Well Done Sasha


Chris presents Sasha with her belt after completing her first Dan Grading.


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Details of Competitions are below and on the newsletter. A list of competitions which are suitable for each player is posted on the club Notice board. This is agreed by the Coaching team. Please let Alison or Luke know as soon as possible if your child wishes to attend a competition.

Sunday 15th November

Yate Star Under Eight's Training Session

Yate Community Centre, 100 Station Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4PQ

Weigh in: 8:30-9:00

Details and entry form HERE

Yate Star Interclub

Yate Community Centre, 100 Station Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4PQ

Weigh in: 12:30 - 13.00pm

Details and entry form HERE

Sunday 11th October

Bristol Closed

Ashton Park Sports Centre Blackmoors Lane, Bower Ashton, Bristol. BS3 2JL

Details and entry form HERE

Sunday 22th November

Western Area Teams.

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 8LY.

Details TBA


Social Diary

Saturday 21st November 2015 Awards Evening 7:00pm
Saturday 19th December Christmas Party 10:00am




Patchway Judo Club map

Patchway Youth Centre, Coniston Rd,

Bristol, BS34 5JR

Juniors 6:15 - 7:30 pm Age 7+Up to Orange Belt    
Youth & Senior 7:30 - 8:30 pm 14 yrs+ OR Green Belt and above

9.15 - 10.15 am

from 5 yrs to 8 yrs
Juniors 10.15 -11.30 am from 7 yrs - 15yrs
Youth & Senior

11.30 -1:00 pm

14yrs + & Adult

Cost: £3 U18 (inc Students in FTE)                        £4 Over 18 per session                   for non members



Alison Finn

finnalison@live.co.uk  (07974 105179)

Luke Tavener angrybluepjs@virginmedia.com

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Please Note:

Patchway parents forum meeting every quarter.




Fundraising committee always welcomes ideas.


If you would like a display at your school fayre or a lesson in your School Sports Week speak to Emma or email Alison - NB. Schools normally plan at least 6 months in advance.


Bristol County Training


Alex is now the County Coach, so it isn't a stranger, please try to support him and take the opportunity to train with other people and have an extra session.

County Training Dates -

Also see Team Bristol Page for details