. the learning grove sponsor Patchway Judo Club - 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
Yellow Belt Challenge

Free Years BJA Membership and Judo Kit

For Full Details www.yellowbeltchallenge.co.uk

See You Soon !

Emma Gets Green,

Emma, our treasurer today graded to 3rd Kyu.

Congratulations from us all.

Kent International - 28th June Crystal Palace

Luke took four of our young fighters to Crystal Palace for the Kent International competition.

As usual it was a sunny day and the venue was very hot and humid.

The standard was very high and all players fought very well.

Fin Norton – 7th place

Oscar Norton - Done well in his first time at the venue with two good fights

Ozzy Govan – Silver in a group of over 30 players

Chloe Govan – Bronze

Patchway Interclub

Here are the results from our Interclub on 27th April

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New Star under 8's

Well done to the u8's who took part in New Star U8's training and inter club.
Especially congratulations to our two over 8's Oscar and Molly who both won all their fights and Gold medals in the over 8's.
Thank you to the coaches, Alex, Alison and Luke and to Chloe and Ozzy for refereeing.
Of course all the parents and siblings for supporting!

Club Award Night - 21st December 2013


2013 Award Winners


U16 Juniors Senior

Female player of the year

Evie Dobie

Male player of the year

Ozzy Gowen

Player of the year

Alex Bright

Male player of the year

Alfie Norton

Female player of the year

Chloe Gowen

Most improved

Gary Wootton

Spirit of Judo

Preston Plenty

Spirit of Judo

Jacques Barton

Spirit of Judo

Tony Conway

Most improved

Jacob Heal

Most improved

Adam Young    Connor Madden

Ambassador of Judo

Mollie Finn.


Most promising Male

George Burton


Most promising Female

Josie Sparks



Also, Awards Volunteering Certificates were awarded to,

Harrison Groves, Josie Sparks, Finley Norton, George Burton, Oscar Norton, Jack Dobie, Charlie Plenty and Ellie Pleass.


South Gloucester Council Sports Awards 2013-11-30

We attended the South Gloucester Council sports awards on Thursday evening at The BAWA Club.

We were nominated for Sports Club of the Year award and were very happy to take Runner up position, a great achievement as this was across all sports clubs in the county, not just Judo.


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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.

12th October

Bristol Closed

The Park, Davantry Road, Knowle, Bristol. BS4 1DQ

Details HERE .

19th October

New Star under 8's and Interclub Red and Yellow Belts.

Interclub details HERE

Under 8's Details HERE

19th October

2014 British Championships for 10/11 year olds.

Samurai Judo Club.

Glades Leisure Centre, Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster DY10 1PP

Details HERE

9th November Yate star interclub Red and Yellow Belts.
30th November (TBC) Long Ashton inter club & u8's Red and Yellow Belts
6th & 7th December

British championships for pre cadet and cadets

English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

Details HERE

13th December

2014 British Championships for Juniors.

English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

Details HERE

14th december

2014 British Championships for Seniors

English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

Details HERE


Social Diary

Saturday 20th December

Christmas Party Session at the club, 10am-1pm

Annual Presentation Evening & Disco at the club 7:00 pm




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

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


Luke is the current 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.

Also see Team Bristol Page for details