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On this site, we aim to help you find details regarding your local club and provide our member clubs with a central point where event details and news is available.
If, at any time, you need to know that little bit more information, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do all we can to answer any of your questions.
Recent News from British Judo Association North West Area
23 September 2013: The NWA Mini Mon has been moved from November 10 to November 03
12 July 2013: The North West entered four team for the National Team Championships. Read about our success here
14 April 2013: Self Funded Trips Insurance - For those taking part in overseas trips, please make sure that you have adequate insurance cover. Your BJA insurance may not cover you in certatin situations. More information is available here
06 April 2013: Funeral arrangements for Ryan's funeral can be found here
02 April 2013: An online book of condolence has been created for Ryan Birch. This is available here
02 April 2013: Congratulations to Sophie Cox and Nathon Burns who both won a Silver medal in the Bosnian World Cup
20 March 2013: We have just learnt that former European Champion and Olympian Ryan Birch has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rowena and family at this very sad time. We will post details as these become available.
19 March 2013: Congratulations to Matthew Clempner and Nathan Burns who both won medals at the Uraquay World Cup.
19 March 2013: Neil Adams attended our coach revalidation event at Kendal Judo Club with updates for the new IJF rules and provided a seminar for competitors during the day.
08 January 2013: Dates for this years competitive dan gradings have been added to the events calendar.
20 December 2012: We have the very sad task of informing members that Colin Topham, North West Coach and Referee has sadly passed away at his home in St. Annes. He will be missed very much from the competition scene and from the Blackpool Fylde area clubs. Our thoughts go to his family and friends at this very sad time.
29 November 2012: A report on the recent coach revalidation event is available here
12 November 2012: We have received sad news about George Edwards who recently passed away. An online book of condolence is available here
31 October 2012: Olympic Bronze Medallist Karina Bryant will be visiting the North West on 25 November 2012 alongside World Champion Craig Fallon and British Open Champion Nathan Burns. For more information, please see the events page.
31 October 2012: Trafford Local Authority have recently given awards for contribution to International Sport to Ryan Birch, Rowena Birch, Sharon Mills and John Whailing. We hope you will join us in congratulation them.
31 October 2012: Kendal Judo Club's Mike Liptrot has been asked to coach the Oceanic judo players and, as a result, has unfortunately stepped down as North West Area Coach. We would like to thank him for his emmense contribution as Boys Cadet Coach; we have enjoyed great success with both junior and senior medallists coached by Mike. Good luck with your new venture Mike; you will be missed.
30 October 2012: Important Note. Due to lack of entries, the North West Area AA and A Banded Championships have been cancelled
19 October 2012: Reminder to all. Our open and closed competitions are on Sunday 4 November at Sutton Leisure Centre
18 October 2012: Congratulations to Peter and Michelle Lomax who got married last Sunday in Merseyside
09 September 2012: Welcome back to our North West Olympian Sophie Cox and our two Paralympians Marc Powell and Dan Powell. Everyone is looking forward to you coming home to congratulate you personally for representing Great Britian and the North West in the 2012 Olympic Games.
09 September 2012: Congratulations to Olympic medal winners Gemma Gibbons (Silver) and Karina Bryant (Bronze) and Paralympic medal winners Sam Ingram (Silver) and Ben Quilter (Bronze). Maybe they will visit the North West some time in the future and bring their medals with them!
06 June 2012: Daniel Lascau, BJA Performance Director will be taking the ExCell session on Tuesday 19 June at Warrington Samurai.
28 May 2012: Can we remind members to Enter our County Competitions - Merseyside is still open for entries, Manchester and Cheshire and Lancashire entry forms are now available. These are great events where players can build up skills, confidence and access the next stage of Area Level. Please support your County Competitions.