The third and final British Judo Paralympic Pathway Training Day was held at the Sport Wales National Centre on 2ndJune.
Seven great quality athletes attended and enjoyed a number of activities and sessions suitably adapted for all athletes with a disability, with the group forming a great training group that will hopefully progress together. Athletes from this group are encouraged to attend the VI Nationals that will take place in Wales alongside the Adaptive Nationals taking place at Sport Wales on the 21stAugust.
It was great to have Tonbridge coach, Ben Urban coach the day alongside Jack Hodgson. It was an extremely valuable experience for the next generation of judoka to gain knowledge from him as a para athlete and Paralympian. Judoka enjoyed a number of technical sessions, which included various newaza techniques in the morning. This was followed by a conditioning session, with the session concluding with a randori in the afternoon.
The premise of the training is to support all para athletes during their judo development. It is a rare opportunity for VI athletes to train together and the GB Para training looks to provide that for athletes throughout the pathway in order to try and grow the numbers of athletes regularly training in the UK and to inspire those athletes to progress onto the Paralympic Programme.
British Judo will be sending out further information about future dates in the near forthcoming weeks.