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 sucess 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

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 Noticeboard. 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.

Saturday 16th May

Patchway Inter club Tournament and Under 8's Training Session.

Training Session 9:30 Entry Details HERE

Inter Club 12:00 Entry Details HERE

We now offer On Line Entry to our Events, simply follow this LINK



Social Diary

Saturday 4th April Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday 28th 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 6+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  (07974 105179)

Luke Tavener

How To Find Us

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Patchway Newsletters


January 2015



Please Note:

Patchway parents forum meeting every quarter.



Our sponsored swim is comming soon.

When ? - Wednesday 25th February

Where ? - Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

Time ? - 6:45pm

Sponsor form -


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