Formed in the lasting legacy of the 2012 London Olympic games, Leigh Judo Club has won accolade and support throughout the local community and wider areas. Since securing Sport England funding in 2012, following the construction of its purpose built dojo, the club has developed and grown at an unprecedented rate.
The club is already seen as the premier judo club in Leigh and a leader in the local and wider sports club network. Within its first 12 months the club was nominated for ‘Club Of The Year’ and was successful in winning ‘Coach Of The Year’ at the 2013 Wigan Borough Sports Awards. In our second year we were nominated for ‘Club of the Year’ in addition to a number of other awards winning Special Contribution To School Sport, runner up Coach of the Year 2014, Volunteer of the Year 2014 Finalist and again nominated as the Club of the Year 2014.
The coaching at Leigh Judo Club is lead by Luke Brown (former GB International and BJA 3rd Dan, BJA Schools Commissioner). The judo club in the heart of Leigh is know for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, high standards, and its supportive ethos and outreach into the wider community. As well as playing a pivotal role in raising the awareness of judo and participation levels within Leigh and the local area, Leigh Judo Club also helps to develop and influence the strategic development of judo within education with the British Judo Association.
A registered Educational provider and Healthy Stadia, the club has pioneered various initiatives such as Sportivate, SpecFit and established a Satellite club to increase activity levels, health and wellness of the local people on the mat as well as ‘Your Club Recipe Book’ and ‘SportCare physio clinic’ to help increase health and sustainability of all athletes and sports clubs outside of the dojo.
Frequently featured in the local media for its outstanding work and events including BBC Radio Manchester, the club continues to grow raising the profile of judo and even now offering a Table Tennis club and Running club at the same high standards.
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