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; all are volunteers. The club is run by amazing volunteers, many of who have won local and national awards for volunteering! Volunteering is encouraged throughout the club.

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".    

The club started in 1967 two years after its home, youth centre was opened in 1965. Our 50th Anniversary is fast approaching - watch this space for details of 2017 celebrations!

Patchway Judo club is committed to helping children and adults reach their full potential, whether they are competitive or recreational players, whatever their ability; ultimately, to become happy confident 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
March 2017- Inclusion

At Patchway we are an Inclusive club, to keep up to date with skills five of our coaches attended a regional Inclusion training course, to up date skills.


February 2017 Class of 2008/2009 Minis reunion

It has been a few years since these were all on the mat at the same time, they were all about 6 or 7 last time, great to see them altogether! Can you spot them on the right?


Annual Swimathon Feb 25

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part. Total of 305 lengths from the  3 lanes! From age 5 to Adult!

Thank you to Phelpsie for sorting the pool for the 8th year!

New Start Interclub Feb 25

Well done everyone who took part in the Interclub and under 8 Festival, we were runners up in the Inter club trophy, well done to Bristol Judo on winning!


                                                                                Gold for Holly & Stan, Silver for Oliver T and Issy, bronze for Oli W.

NHC Orange belt and below Feb 5 2017

Well done to Patrick and Holly at the NHC orange belt and below!


                                                                                                         Gold for Holly and SIlver for Patrck

Patchway on the radio... 29 November 2016

Players from Patchway were invited on Sportsbar on BCFM 93.2 radio to talk about theirs and the club's acheivements.

Mollie, Finley Alison and Holly with Maggys and Nick

Bristol Ne Waza Competition, 27 November 2016

Mark, Steve, Luke, Sasha, Nick & Alex.

On Sunday 6 of our senior players took part in the Bristol Ne Waza competition at Yate Star Judo Club. Sasha retained her Bristol Women’s Champion title with ease. A special well done to Nick taking to the matt in his first competition for a few years….


Awards evening 26 November 2016 and the winners were...


Mini Girl


Junior Girl


Senior Most Improved

Alex Baber & Steve Geary

Mini Boys

Alfie & Kosei

Junior Boy


Senior Spirit

Dan Smith

Mini Most Improved


Junior Most Improved

Joe Clark

Volunteer of the year

Luke Tavener

Junior Spirit




                    Evelyn, Alfie & Kosei with their Minis player of the year awards.

  Fancy dress winners were adults, Simon Smith & Sarah Briscoe, children winners were Anisa and Matthew.


Gloucester Open 19 November 2016


Full house of medals for Team Patchway at the Gloucester open, Gold medal for Holly, winnng 3 fights, players of much higher grades. Bronzes for Liam and Patrick, it was Patricks first U16 competition, dealing with a change of rules! Well done all and thank you to coah Chris for supporting them.

Yate inter club 6 November 2016


Well done to everyone who took part in the Yate interclub - YES we did it again, we've ended the year as Interclub champions!

Gold medals for Issy, Holly, James & Stan (it was the boys first competition) Bronze medals for Molly, Ollie T & Michael. .

Western Area teams 16 October


Well done to the two Bristol teams who fought at the Western Area Teams competition in Weston Super Mare on Sunday.

Alex and Fin were in the Senior men team who won Gold and Isabelle and Patrick were in the juniour team who got Bronze.

Sept 24 - New Star Interclub


Smallest squad we've sent to an interclub all year, they still managed to come a close second for the interclub shield. Only fair we let another club have a turn! That was with out any under 8's.


Golds for Issy and Holly,

Silver for Joe

Bronzes for Duan and Michael.

Next inter clun Sunday 6th November at Yate - see we need everyone out to win back the shield!

Inter club 9th July


We did it again! Our minis and judo players were out in force for our latest Inter club under training session and over 8 Inter club competition! Great performances from all!

HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who took part and to everyone who made the event possible! Next Inter club Saturday 24th September at New Star.

Western Area Closed May 2016


Well done to our 4 Western Area Champions, Josie, Henry, Patrick & Jayden

Two silver medalists Emily & Isabelle,
Bronze medallist Mack & 5th place Arthur.

Patchway inter club 23rd April


Club wins inter club trophy for the 4th time with a staggering 84 points!

Well done to all the players who took part and a big thank you to everyone who helped on the day.

We need to defend the trophy in Yate on 12th June.

Our next inter club is 9th July.

Devon mini mon 10 April 

Well done to our players who went to the Devon Mini mon,


    Gold Medals to Isabelle & Emily          

    Silver Medal to Arthur
  Bronze Medals to Mack & Jayden               

New Star seamills inter club  


Arthur Gold
Isabelle Gold
Ellie Bronze
Arvid Gold
Matthew bronze
Jake Bronze
Joe C Bronze
Duan Bronze 



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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 ask one of the coaches if the competition is appropriate for you / your child before you enter. The club will do entries for inter clubs - we ask parents players to enter themsevles for bigger competitions - any problems let Alison know who can enter players on request.


Saturday April 1st  09:00am Patchway Under 8's Training Session Entry form and Details HERE  closing date 24/3
Saturday April 1st 12:00pm Patchway Interclub Entry form and Details HERE closing date 24/3




Social Diary


Saturday 15th July 2017

50th Anniversary Celebrations

10am-11.15am Judo Fun session

11.15am-1pm Randori - players past and present

5pm - North Bristol Rugby Club, Live band and food - tickets £3




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 - 8:45 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 -   non members

            We accept - Sportspound vouchers - new initiative from South glos council


Alison Finn  (07974 105179)

Luke Tavener

Facebook page @patchwayjudobristol

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Patchway parents forum meeting every quarter.




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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


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