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
Bristol County Closed Ne-waza Competition 30 December 2017

Well done to Alex on Winning the Bristol Closed Ne-waza competition, with Luke winning silver and Sasha winning Silver in the Women's category.

Club Awards 2017. Well Done All..


Volunteer of the Year

Wuge Briscoe


Senior Player of the year

Josie Sparks

Senior Spirit of Judo

Steve Geary

Senior Most Improved

Adam Morrow

Junior Male Player of the Year

Finley Norton

Junior Female Player of the Year

Holly Morris

Junior Most Improved 

Arvid Briscoe


Junior Spirit of Judo

Stanley Norton


Mini Boy of the Year

Alfie Willson / Jacob Ryan-Wright

Mini Girl of the Year

Amelia Bland

Mini Most Improved

Jacob Ellis / Sydney Davies



Western Area Schools event October 2017

What a medal haul we had; with two of our competitive players out injured we still managed 8 medals!

Golds for Josie, Holly, Izzy and Anisa (True Golden Girls)

SIlvers for Finley and Alfie

Bronze medals Arvid and Evelyn

Well done to Ollie C and Oliver B for enterting their first big event.

Gold and Silver medallist hav priority entry in to the National Schools event in March 2018.

Western Area Junior and Senior Closed May 2017




April 8/9 2017 British School Championships - Sheffield

We have a British Schools champion! Not for the first time... Josie fought her way to the final with some outstanding judo and went on to win the final with a hold down to be the British Schools Champin for the second time! Josie is an execellent role model to our younger players, we have some players following in her footsteps. On day two Holly fought her way   through a hard group to win a bronze medal, beating the Gold and Silver medallists from the area qualifier. Patrick was in one of the biggest groups, despite winning 3 fights and a tooth saldy mssed out on a medal. Izzy fought hard, having gone up a weight group, she too missed out on a medal.



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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.






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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

How To Find Us

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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


Also see Team Bristol Page for details