On Sunday the 19th June, 150 competitors aged from 8 to 18 took to the competition tatami in the Foyle Arena for the Quo Pro Recruitment Northern Ireland Schools Championship.
At this event, the competitors represent their schools instead of their clubs with a view to becoming a Schools Champion.
This was our second event after the Covid hiatus, and you could really see the increase of skills and the will to start putting the activity taking place in the club in action on the mats.
In fact the event sold out in record time!
As well as the competitors, we also has referee’s undertaking their practical session at the event and all of them did fantastically well passing the required skillsets.
Russell Brown, Chairman on the Northern Ireland Judo Federation said:
“As chairman of the NIJF, I am afforded the opportunity to get to sing the praises of others and I most certainly can with regards to the NI Schools Championships, held at the Foyle Arena at the weekend.
First, may I show my appreciation for all the children who came and gave their best, the many smiling faces says it all.
Secondly, to all the mummies, daddies and coaches, who continuously give up their time and support their children within Judo and to all the NIJF members and volunteers who set up, run and officiated at the event.
Lastly, a special welcome to all the new referees who stood out there on the mats for the first time, well done all and I hope to see you all again at all our events”
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