Montreal, My 26th 2014 –Judo Canada wishes to congratulate Simon Gaudreault and Béatrice Valois-Fortier as recipients of the Brad Farrow Bursary. Each receives a financial support to help them pursue their athletic development. For each of the past five years, this bursary named for a three-time Olympian and 11-time national champion, is awarded to promising athletes not yet carded.
‘’Brad is a successful businessman today and this is his way to give back to his sport,’’ said Hiroshi Nakamura who coached Farrow. ‘’He wants to help youngsters not yet eligible for Sport Canada carding that work hard and are dedicated to the sport of judo.’’
For Simon Gaudreault and Béatrice Valois-Fortier, the additional financing support offer by the Brad Farrow bursary comes at a perfect time. “That money will allow me to do more competitions and to hopefully get my carding” said Senior National champion Béatrice Valois-Fortier. “I am happy and proud to receive the Brad Farrow bursary. This will allow me do more tournaments and get more experience” said Simon Gaudreault.