Club de Judo Metropolitain, Jose Arandi, Québec
Ajax Budokan Judo Club, Karl Doherty, Ontario
Tora Judo Club, Heather West, Ontario
Hayabusakan Judo Club, Justin Chan, Ontario
This funding is aligned with the organization’s long-term athlete development model for Canadian judo and Canadian judokas at the local/grassroots level and it makes a positive difference for athletes and organizations across the country.
“For many years, we’ve been seeking different ways to facilitate and encourage the implementation of our guidelines at the club level,” explained Judo Canada’s CEO and High Performance Director, Nicolas Gill.
“This program and this funding were a priority in our strategic plan. Increasing the participation of girls and implementing our new tournament rules is crucial to building a solid foundation for the future. Last year we had four clubs and this year again we have four. We are on the good path”
Globally it is a total of fifteen grants worth $500 each that will have been made available to all clubs in Canada for the organization of U8/U10/U12 tournaments and the implementation of the new rules or the creation of training groups for girls in the U12, U14 and U16 categories.
“Clubs are very pleased to receive this grant, which will allow them to continue to offer great service, as well as improve their initiation tournaments which focus on participation that are geared toward young athletes,” explained, Nicolas Gill.
Judo Canada would like again to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Sport for Life, whose generosity and expertise make this project possible.